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

In addition to other at-home care, like OTC painkillers and ice packs, sitz baths can help to relieve pain after a vaginal delivery, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "What the Hell Is a Sitz Bath? (And Why Would You Take One?)," 14 Mar. 2019 Next, pop a brightening, hydrating sheet mask into the fridge while pressing a household ice pack on and off the face. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "If You Have a Halloween Candy Hangover, Read This," 1 Nov. 2018 These are supposedly guys who get bloody noses, lose teeth and wear ice packs. Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Red Wings flashback: Mitch Albom on 1998 Stanley Cup victory," 16 June 2018 Since vaccines have to be kept at a certain temperature to ensure their efficacy, the drone was equipped with Styrofoam boxes with ice packs and a temperature logger. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Drone-Delivered Vaccines Are Launching a New Era of Health Aid," 18 Dec. 2018 The ice packs were part of the treatment doctors used to bring her body temperature down, fight the infection, and bring her back to life, The Daily Mail reported. Emily Dabau, Good Housekeeping, "Teen Explains What Life in a Coma Was Like," 16 July 2015 Apply an ice pack or cool, wet cloth to the bite, the Mayo Clinic says. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here’s Exactly How to Treat Those Mosquito Bites All Over Your Body," 15 Aug. 2018 Rookie fullback Khalid Hill also missed part of Monday’s practice with an ice pack on his shoulder. Mike Vorel, The Seattle Times, "Seahawks training camp Day 4: What happened, injury report, photos and more," 30 July 2018 In anticipation of the journey, Isabel had hand-sewn a canvas bag to carry it in, and prepared a bed in the back of the car with blankets and ice packs. Carmen Rosy Hall, Vogue, "Driving 2,000 Miles for a Wheel of Cheese," 30 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of ice pack

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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