cold-water

adjective
cold-wa·​ter

Definition of cold-water

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

cold water

noun

Definition of cold water (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Animals that erode wooden wreckage don't exist in abundance in colder waters. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Antarctic Expedition Hopeful of Finding Ernest Shackleton's Long-Lost Research Vessel," 4 Feb. 2019 At the end of the game the players, all teen and pre-teen girls drink some cold water or pour it over each other’s heads. Caterina Clerici & Eléonore Hamelin, Marie Claire, "Rwanda's Future Is Female," 1 Feb. 2019 One trick that really seems to work: hold ice cubes in your hands or put ice or cold water on your face. Colleen Stinchcombe, Woman's Day, "How to Deal With Anger in a Healthy Way," 18 Jan. 2019 Some people meditate, plunge into cold water, slowly jump on trampolines or have no plan at all except for avoiding a rush. Ellen Byron, WSJ, "What’s the Rush? The Power of a Slow Morning," 8 Jan. 2019 The relatively low frequency of the growths suggests a select group of mostly men who, for some reason, regularly ended up with cold water in their ear canals. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "The skulls of ancient pearl divers come with abnormal ear canal bone growths," 28 Dec. 2018 Moreover, some researchers say cold water therapy may contribute to the perception of recovery which, in turn, does actually aid recovery. Alexa Tucker, SELF, "10 Things to Do Before and After a Workout to Get Better Results," 3 Jan. 2019 Because of climate change, the probable range of hurricanes in the Central Pacific should extend farther north as warming sea surface temperatures counteract the effects of cold water upwelling. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Hurricane Lane likely to skirt Hawaiian islands, but flooding probable [Updated]," 22 Aug. 2018 Early-season swimming can be more dangerous than summer swimming because of colder water temperatures and river currents quickened by snowmelt. Jim Ryan, OregonLive.com, "As Portland temps rise, so does allure of cold, dangerous waters," 23 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of cold-water

Adjective

1942, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1808, in the meaning defined above

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