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

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 Instead, grab one of those squishy ice packs, or run a towel under cold water, advises Dr. Waldorf. Emily Gaynor, Teen Vogue, "How to Treat a Curling Iron Burn," 9 Aug. 2018 On his first journey north, Mackenzie was stalled by ice packs at Slave Lake and had to wait six days for a thaw. Rinker Buck, WSJ, "Venturing Into the Great Northwest," 9 Mar. 2018 Leading the ice pack is Angels & Hearts: Harajuku Crêperie, an Insta-cute side shop to Junya Watanabe’s RakiRaki Ramen. Pam Kragen,, "22 San Diego ice cream shops where you can cool off on this very hot day," 6 July 2018 The move — forecast a night earlier when Martin had a large ice pack wrapped around his left leg — was announced by manager Ron Gardenhire after Tuesday night’s win over the Texas Rangers. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers place Leonys Martin on DL with left hamstring strain," 9 May 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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