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No. Most materials expand when they get hotter. A notable exception is water between 0 and 4 degrees centigrade.

No. Most materials expand when they get hotter. A notable exception is water between 0 and 4 degrees centigrade.

No. Most materials expand when they get hotter. A notable exception is water between 0 and 4 degrees centigrade.

No. Most materials expand when they get hotter. A notable exception is water between 0 and 4 degrees centigrade.

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