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 for Ad`i*a*bat`ic*al*ly
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Adiabatic \Ad`i*a*bat"ic\, a. [Gr. 'adia`batos not passable; 'a
     priv. + dia` through + bai`nein to go.] (Physics)
     Not giving out or receiving heat. -- Ad`i*a*bat`ic*al*ly,
     adv.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     Note: The adiabatic expansion of carbon dioxide from a
           compressed container causes the temperature of the gas
           to decrease rapidly below its freezing point, resulting
           in the familiar carbon dioxide "snow" emitted by carbon
           dioxide fire extinguishers.
           [PJC.]
  
     Adiabatic line or curve, a curve exhibiting the
        variations of pressure and volume of a fluid when it
        expands without either receiving or giving out heat.
        --Rankine.
        [1913 Webster]

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