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silver iodide

noun, Chemistry
a pale-yellow, water-insoluble solid, AgI, which darkens on exposure to light: used chiefly in medicine, photography, and artificial rainmaking.
Origin of silver iodide
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for silver iodide
  • Desperate people have tried everything from firing cannons into the sky to lacing clouds with silver iodide.
  • The projects use silver iodide as the active cloud-seeding agent, supplemented by dry ice if aerial seeding is done.
  • In one process, silver iodide is precipitated by the addition of a silver nitrate solution.
  • The projects generally use silver iodide as the active seeding agent, supplemented by dry ice if aerial seeding is done.
  • The government also launched thousands of shells containing silver iodide pellets in order to induce precipitation.
  • silver iodide is used in seeding clouds to produce rain.
  • The winter storm systems in these areas are being seeded with ground-based generators using silver iodide.
  • As part of the rainfall enhancement program, aircraft seeding operations dispensed silver iodide.
British Dictionary definitions for silver iodide

silver iodide

a yellow insoluble powder that darkens on exposure to light: used in photography and artificial rainmaking. Formula: AgI
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silver iodide in Medicine

silver iodide n.
A pale yellow, odorless, tasteless powder that darkens when exposed to light and that is used as an antiseptic.

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silver iodide in Science
silver iodide  
A pale-yellow, odorless powder that darkens when it is exposed to light. It is used in photography, as an antiseptic in medicine, and in cloud seeding. Chemical formula: AgI.
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