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 Jarreau, a fifth-year senior, appeared to get hurt on a screen and spent most of the game grimacing in pain while wearing an ice pack on his hip. Michael Marot, Chron, "Houston routs Cleveland State as Kelvin Sampson ties John Wooden," 19 Mar. 2021 According to the National Headache Foundation, people with migraines often find relief from pressing an ice pack against their temple or forehead. Marisa Cohen, Good Housekeeping, "7 Ways to Get Rid of a Migraine Fast, According to Experts," 23 Mar. 2021 The footage shows a crowd including police officers and paramedics gathered around an Asian woman, who holds an ice pack to the side of her head and face while crying out. Cheri Mossburg, Stella Chan And Travis Caldwell, CNN, "San Francisco police increase patrols following new assaults against Asian Americans," 18 Mar. 2021 Her mother was holding an ice pack to her face at the attack scene. CBS News, "Elderly Asian woman attacked in San Francisco fights back, sends alleged attacker to hospital," 18 Mar. 2021 Unfortunately, sitting around with your head in the freezer isn’t really an option and some kids are too wiggly to abide holding an ice pack to their scalp for long enough to chill gum. Laura Wheatman Hill,, "How to get gum out of hair," 14 Mar. 2021 This kit holds a whopping 35 items, including bandages, an ice pack, safety pins, small scissors and more. Lesley Kennedy And Noelle Ike, CNN Underscored, "31 genius ways to spend your FSA dollars before they expire on March 15," 9 Mar. 2021 The mesh inner pocket is ideal for storing an ice pack or water bottle. Field & Stream, "Best Insulated Lunch Box to Keep Your Food Fresh," 26 Jan. 2021 Mario Wilcox won’t set out in the summer without an emergency kit in his car trunk: a cooler with an ice pack and a blanket. The Arizona Republic, "Dangerous heat, unequal consequences," 19 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of ice pack

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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7 May 2021

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“Ice pack.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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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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