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 Use an ice pack for 10 minutes, paired with anti-itch cream and a baking soda and water mixture to reduce swelling and itching. Liam Gravvat, USA TODAY, 6 Aug. 2022 Andy Daily, 50, a longtime sand sculptor from Sarasota, Fla., secured an ice pack to the back of his neck with a kerchief. Bailey Allen,, 22 July 2022 Resting, using an ice pack on your head, or taking a long, hot shower can help. Korin Miller, SELF, 14 July 2022 The long tongue that once reached deep into the valley below has shrunk back by nearly 3 kilometers (2 miles), while the depth of the snow and ice pack has thinned by up to 200 meters (656 feet). Reuters, NBC News, 26 July 2022 There's even an interior mesh pocket for extras like a drink or an ice pack and an exterior pocket for napkins and utensils. Jessica Hartshorn, Good Housekeeping, 25 July 2022 The set comes with the box, insulated bag, and an ice pack. Alesandra Dubin, Woman's Day, 15 June 2022 If stung by tussock moth caterpillar, health officials say to put tape over the area of the skin and remove the spines, wash the area with soap and water and apply and ice pack to ease stings while using baking soda and water to reduce itching. Richard Tribou,, 12 Apr. 2022 Extreme cold temperatures are key to reducing swelling—but in order to keep from further irritating your skin, wrap the ice cubes or an ice pack in a towel. Sarah Y. Wu, Glamour, 14 July 2022 See More

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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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Last Updated

11 Aug 2022

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“Ice pack.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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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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