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:
1905–10

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

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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  
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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Example sentences
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.
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