cold pack

noun
1.
a cold towel, ice bag, etc., applied to the body to reduce swelling, relieve pain, etc.
2.
Also called cold-pack method, raw-pack method. a method of canning uncooked food by placing it in hot jars or cans and sterilizing in a bath of boiling water or steam.
Compare hot pack.


Origin:
1905–10

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cold-pack

[kohld-pak]
verb (used with object)
1.
to place a cold pack on: to cold-pack a feverish patient.
2.
to can (food) by the cold-pack method.

Origin:
1920–25

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cold pack
 
n
1.  a.  a method of lowering the body temperature by wrapping a person in a sheet soaked in cold water
 b.  the sheet so used
2.  a tinning process in which raw food is packed in cans or jars and then heated

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Medical Dictionary

cold pack n.
A compress of gauze, cloth, or plastic filled or moistened with a cold fluid and applied externally to swollen or injured body parts to relieve pain and swelling.

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Example sentences
Foods that need to stay cold can be frozen before you leave and stored with a cold pack while you hike.
Apply ice or a cold pack to control swelling and reduce pain.
Place it in a plastic bag and put it on ice or a cold pack.
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