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ice-cold

[ahys-kohld] /ˈaɪsˈkoʊld/
adjective
1.
cold as ice:
Her feet were ice-cold.
2.
without warmth of feeling or manner; unemotional; passionless:
an ice-cold reception.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Old English is-calde; unrecorded in Middle English
Synonyms
1. icelike, freezing, icy, frozen.
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  • How not to choke when riding through ice-cold water.
  • ice-cold drinks are brought out by a white-suited servant.
Word Origin and History for ice-cold
adj.

Old English is-calde; see ice (n.) + cold (adj.).

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