any technique of adding material to a cloud to alter its natural development, usually to increase or obtain precipitation.
A method of making a cloud give up its moisture as rain, especially by releasing particles of dry ice or silver iodide into cold clouds. Dry ice freezes water droplets in the cloud, turning them into nuclei for the formation of raindrops. Silver iodide particles are used because they have a crystal structure similar to ice and can also serve as nuclei for raindrop formation.
A technique for producing rain by dropping chemicals or small objects into clouds.
[klou-dee] /ˈklaʊ di/ adjective, cloudier, cloudiest. 1. full of or overcast by : a cloudy sky. 2. having little or no sunshine: a cloudy but rainless day. 3. of or like a or ; pertaining to . 4. having cloudlike markings: cloudy marble. 5. not clear or transparent: He could not see through the cloudy […]
- Cloudy swelling
cloudy swelling cloud·y swelling (klou’dē) n. A degenerative change in cells, in which the cells swell due to injury to the membranes affecting ionic transfer, causing the cytoplasm to appear cloudy and water to accumulate between cells, with resultant swelling of tissues. Also called albuminoid degeneration, hydropic degeneration, parenchymatous degeneration.
/French kluɛ/ noun 1. François (frɑ̃swa), ?1515–72, and his father, Jean (ʒɑ̃), ?1485–?1540, French portrait painters
[klout] /klaʊt/ noun 1. a blow, especially with the hand; cuff: The bully gave him a painful clout on the head. 2. Informal. pull; strong influence; muscle, especially political power: a wealthy campaign contributor with clout at city hall. 3. Baseball. a long hit, especially an extra-base hit: A hard clout to deep center field […]