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ice water

noun
1.
water chilled with or as if with ice.
2.
melted ice.
Origin of ice water
1715-1725
1715-25
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  • I mumbled reply, gulping down the glass of ice-water he tendered.

    The Haunted Pajamas Francis Perry Elliott
  • Why, if he had the ice-water privilege in hell he'd starve to death!

    Old Man Curry Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
  • There was a pitcher of ice-water and goblets on a stand, but there were no liquors.

    The Boys of '61 Charles Carleton Coffin.
  • She was attempting to draw a glass of ice-water from the cooler.

  • With this contrast, the open spots of ice-water appeared to be boiling.

    My Attainment of the Pole Frederick A. Cook
  • Her voice gave me the feel of being drenched with ice-water.

    A Daughter of Raasay William MacLeod Raine
  • “They would outnumber mine by four to one,” Count Hannibal answered coldly, dryly, in a voice like ice-water flung in their faces.

    Count Hannibal Stanley J. Weyman
  • This response fell upon the duke's wrath like a bucket of ice-water.

    The Honor of the Name Emile Gaboriau
  • That ice-water has helped to encourage dyspepsia, granted; but even a great virtue can have its defects.

    The Champagne Standard Mrs. John Lane
British Dictionary definitions for ice-water

ice water

noun
1.
water formed from ice
2.
Also called iced water. drinking water cooled by refrigeration or the addition of ice
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Word Origin and History for ice-water
n.

1722, from ice (n.) + water (n.1).

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