Definition of cold-water

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: having only running water without heat or utility services provided a cold-water flat

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Definition of cold water (Entry 2 of 2)

: depreciation of something as being ill-advised, unwarranted, or worthless threw cold water on our hopes

Examples of cold-water in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun For the best results, the brand recommends washing it in cold water and tumble drying it in low heat. Isabel Garcia,, 17 June 2022 Add sweetbreads and enough cold water to submerge them. Kathleen Squires, WSJ, 16 June 2022 Other congregants began handing out cold water bottles, or standing among cars and holding hands to pray. Ruth Serven Smith |, al, 16 June 2022 Galindez said one way to cool the body temperature quickly is place cold water or ice in the groin area or armpits. Cindy Krischer Goodman, Sun Sentinel, 15 June 2022 Alexis then gradually adds a mixture of sour cream and cold water, which ensures a light and tender crust that's easy to roll out. Bryce Jones, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 June 2022 To cold brew tea, fill a jar with cold water and add tea bags or loose-leaf tea, which can be held in a tea ball or reusable muslin tea bag for easier straining. Casey Barber, CNN, 13 June 2022 When ready to cook, gently rinse with cold water and pat dry. Ann Maloney, Washington Post, 7 June 2022 Keeping a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap to get cold water. Los Angeles Times, 6 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cold-water


1942, in the meaning defined above


1808, in the meaning defined above

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“Cold-water.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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