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ice pack

Origin of ice pack
1850-55 Unabridged
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  • The ice pack then melts and shrinks in the summer heat.
  • Additionally, open ocean can transfer much more heat to the air above it compared to ocean covered in ice pack.
  • Central population, which are at higher elevations, emerge later in the season since the ice pack is around longer.
  • However, observations showed a stiff northerly wind had pushed the ice pack farther south than anticipated.
  • If soreness persists, a warm bath or shower or an ice pack may bring relief.
  • Use an ice pack over the wrist to help reduce swelling.
  • Polar bears are not drowning due to melting ice pack.
  • Choose waterproof boots with rubber soles or small cleats for traction on the ice pack.
  • Take an ice pack along to relieve the pain and swelling during the flight.
  • He left the game and got an ice pack on the shoulder.
British Dictionary definitions for ice pack

ice pack

a bag or folded cloth containing ice, applied to a part of the body, esp the head, to cool, reduce swelling, etc
another name for pack ice
a sachet containing a gel that can be frozen or heated and that retains its temperature for an extended period of time, used esp in cool bags
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ice pack in Medicine

ice pack n.
A folded sac filled with crushed ice and applied to sore or swollen parts of the body to reduce pain and inflammation.

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