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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Solid carbon dioxide that sublimates at -78.5°C (-110°F) and is used primarily as a coolant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Carbon dioxide frozen in the solid state, used especially as a cooling agent and for the production of fog-like special effects. It sublimes at -78.5°C (-109.3°F) at normal atmospheric pressure.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. solidified carbon dioxide; dry ice sublimates at -78.5 C and is used mainly as a refrigerant

Etymologies

Originally a trademark.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
A genericised trademark of Prest Air Devices (Wiktionary)

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