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1. A white incrustation of ice formed when supercooled water droplets freeze almost instantly on contact with a solid surface.
2. A coating, as of mud or slime, likened to a frosty film: "A meal couldn't leave us feeling really full unless it laid down a rime of fat globules in our mouths and stomachs" (James Fallows).
tr.v. rimed, rim·ing, rimes
To cover with or as if with frost or ice: "heavy [shoes] rimed with mud and cement ... from the building site" (Seamus Deane).
[Middle English rim, from Old English hrīm.]
n. & v.
Variant of rhyme.
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adj, rimier or rimiest
(Physical Geography) coated with rime
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|Adj.||1.||rimy - covered with frost; "a frosty glass"; "hedgerows were rimed and stiff with frost"-Wm.Faulkner|
cold - having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration; "a cold climate"; "a cold room"; "dinner has gotten cold"; "cold fingers"; "if you are cold, turn up the heat"; "a cold beer"
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