ice pack


Definition of ice pack

1 : an expanse of pack ice
2 : a bag or other container filled with frozen material (such as crushed ice) and applied to a body part (as to relieve pain or reduce swelling)

Examples of ice pack in a Sentence

He had an ice pack on his sore elbow.
Recent Examples on the Web Before hitting Instagram Stories to share her experience, Zendaya posed with her ice packs firmly affixed to her head. Andrea Wurzburger,, "Taylor Swift's Banana Breakdown, Jennifer Garner's Hamilton Review and More Hilarious Videos of Celebs After Surgery," 8 Oct. 2019 Come morning, a huge volume of supplies began feeding into the campus, with supporters hauling food, bandages, instant ice packs, clothes, water, and equipment for making petrol bombs, through traffic snarled roads. Time, "Inside 'Rioters' U,' the University That Has Seen Some of the Worst Clashes in Hong Kong," 13 Nov. 2019 And then there is a um, ice pack in one's caving helmet to keep your brain cool and then a breathing backpack that sent air across very heavy frozen cylinders of ice. National Geographic, "Episode 2: The Alien Underground," 22 Oct. 2019 Megan Ross said perfecting the strap and size of the ice pack alone were long processes. Sarah Min, CBS News, "Family entrepreneurs turn kids' head injuries into business opportunity," 10 July 2019 There were no freezing spots or ice packs on Waukesha County roads over the lunch hour on Thursday. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Heaviest snow moves away from area; some communities reschedule trick-or-treating due to storm, cold," 31 Oct. 2019 If stung, residents are advised to place scotch tape over the affected area and rip it off repeatedly to remove the spines, then apply ice packs to reduce the stinging sensation. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "It's officially asp season in Houston: Here's everything to know about the venomous caterpillars," 30 Oct. 2019 The nurse’s office doesn’t charge for Band-Aids or ice packs; why, Khan wondered, are pads and tampons viewed differently? Daniela Altimari,, "Seeking to end period stigma, teen activists push for access to free menstrual supplies," 14 Oct. 2019 Hayward left the game midway through the third quarter and had his left arm examined by the team’s medical staff before an ice pack was put over his left elbow., "Observations from the Celtics’ preseason-opening win over Charlotte - The Boston Globe," 7 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of ice pack

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of ice pack was in 1835

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9 Jan 2020

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“Ice pack.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of ice pack

: a container or bag filled with ice that is used to cool part of your body
: a large area of ice on the ocean formed from pieces and sheets of ice that have been pushed together by wind and waves

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Medical Definition of ice pack

: crushed ice placed in a container (as an ice bag) or folded in a towel and applied to the body

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