Definition of dry ice in English:

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dry ice



[mass noun]
1Solid carbon dioxide.
Example sentences
  • An example of sublimation occurs with dry ice (frozen carbon dioxide) when it is exposed to room temperature, or sulphur when it is heated gradually without being ignited.
  • These ice caps are composed of both ice and dry ice (frozen carbon dioxide) and grow or shrink as the seasons change.
  • In the solid form known as dry ice, it is widely used as a refrigerant.
1.1The cold dense white mist produced by solid carbon dioxide in air, used for theatrical effects: you couldn’t see him through the swirling mists of dry ice
More example sentences
  • From the mist of dry ice and ‘80s techno music two solitary figures stepped forward into plain view.
  • It has the soft rock music, dry ice, sparkly lights and people floating around as if they are popping off to a masked Venetian ball.
  • The meal begins with a smoking tray of cold antipasti (with dry ice providing the smoke).
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