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water ice

noun
1.
ice formed by direct freezing of fresh or salt water, and not by compacting of snow.
2.
a frozen dessert, similar to sherbet, made of water, sweetener, and fruit syrup or other flavorings.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20
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Examples from the web for water ice
  • The moon is pockmarked with cold, wet oases that could contain enough water ice to be useful to manned missions.
  • One of the prevailing theories has long been that incoming comets crashed into our planet, carrying water ice with them.
  • It has also detected traces of hydrogen in various lunar locations, which may indicate buried water ice.
  • Both moons are composed of mostly water ice, with some rock.
  • As for protection from both particles or radiation, water ice is handy.
  • The data also shows concentrations of methane in the same areas where water vapor and underground water ice are more concentrated.
  • The moon lacks an atmosphere, but spacecraft have found water ice at both poles, deposited from impacting comets.
  • Scientists debate how much water ice the polar caps may also contain.
  • The gas then shoots out of the surface, carrying particles of dirt and water ice.
  • The rocks display flow textures indicating that they were once deposited by liquid water, water ice or mud.
British Dictionary definitions for water ice

water ice

noun
1.
an ice cream made from a frozen sugar syrup flavoured with fruit juice or purée; sorbet
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