ice pack

noun

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 The John Wick star was previously photographed walking with crutches and sporting an ice pack on his left knee while on the movie's set last Thursday. Tommy McArdle, Peoplemag, 29 Jan. 2024 German media showed images of authorities retrieving ice packs from a Berlin apartment, which contained ammonium nitrate. Sophie Tanno, CNN, 28 Jan. 2024 In some districts, students without written consent cannot get even a Band-Aid or ice pack after a fall, and must be sent home. Dana Goldstein, Sun Sentinel, 10 Jan. 2024 Yet but Really Want To Place an ice pack or cold compress on your skin for up to 10 minutes to help ease that feeling, according to the AAD. Sarah Klein, SELF, 5 Jan. 2024 Treat your pain: Your doctor may recommend taking over-the-counter pain medications or using ice packs and heating pads to help alleviate any discomfort, swelling, and pain. Nicole Harris, Parents, 14 Jan. 2024 Hold ice packs or cold compresses to your neck, wrists, or other pulse points for quick relief. Hallie Milstein, Southern Living, 7 Aug. 2023 Since this gift basket has refrigerated items, the company includes ice packs to keep everything fresh. Moriah Mason, Southern Living, 21 Nov. 2023 To avoid injury to the skin, ensure there is a cloth barrier between the ice pack and the skin, and avoid icing the injury for more than 15 minutes at a time. Jonathan Cluett, Md, Verywell Health, 9 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Ice pack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ice%20pack. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

ice pack

noun
1
: a large area of pack ice
2
: ice placed in a container or folded in a towel and applied to the body

Medical Definition

ice pack

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

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