Definition of room temperature in US English:

room temperature


  • A comfortable ambient temperature, generally taken as about 70°F.

    ‘manufacturers can transform oils into fats that remain solid at room temperature’
    • ‘This is a sea vegetable gelatin which does not need to be refrigerated and is quite hard at room temperature.’
    • ‘I just let the plants sit in the hot tap water until it comes to room temperature, and place in our cooler.’
    • ‘If it isn't at room temperature, your hands are going to get rather cold when you squeeze out the water.’
    • ‘If bought green, quince should be allowed to ripen at room temperature for a few days until yellow and fragrant.’
    • ‘In my opinion, this crumble is best warm, but it's good at room temperature, too.’
    • ‘Cats generally prefer their food between room temperature and body temperature.’
    • ‘Is it true that all red wines should be served at room temperature and not chilled?’
    • ‘These chemicals slowly leach out toxic vapours at room temperature - a process called out-gassing.’
    • ‘The plant likes bright light and grows well in room temperature.’
    • ‘That means the liquid oil is blasted with hydrogen to make it solid at room temperature, like butter.’
    • ‘The flavor improves overnight, so the pie is best served the following day at room temperature.’
    • ‘Transfer the dough to a lightly floured cold work surface and set aside to rest at room temperature for five minutes.’
    • ‘The inspectors complained that raw eggs were being stored at room temperature instead of in the fridge.’
    • ‘If it's thawed at room temperature, harmful bacteria can build up on the surface and in the meat.’
    • ‘Megan didn't touch her food, merely stared at it while it cooled down to almost room temperature.’
    • ‘Ghee remains good for several weeks at room temperature, and for months in the refrigerator.’
    • ‘Oils are distinguished from other fats because they remain liquid at room temperature.’
    • ‘Nuts can be stored in their shells for about four months at room temperature before becoming rancid.’
    • ‘When you get home, place the avocado in a paper bag and keep it at room temperature; it will ripen in two to five days.’
    • ‘Fresh tomatoes can be stored in the fridge, but are significantly better ripened and served at room temperature.’


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