ice water


Definition of ice water

: chilled or iced water especially served as a beverage

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For creamier eggs, let stand for 10 minutes. Drain and transfer eggs into bowl of ice water until cool enough to handle (about 5-10 minutes). Lyndsey Matthews, Country Living, "How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs Every Time," 8 Mar. 2019 Sales reps would drop bottles of ice water at dealer offices, asking them to give them a call when the ice melted. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "Why Are Hydro Flask Bottles Suddenly Everywhere?," 23 Feb. 2019 Float them in a jug of ice water or seltzer for the kids or plop them into pitcher of sangria for the adults. Gabriella Vigoreaux, Good Housekeeping, "The Fruity Cubes Your Summer Drinks Need," 15 June 2015 Scoop out with the strainer or tongs and transfer to bowl of ice water. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Kale Pesto Pasta," 9 Jan. 2019 Go, and try something new—or, in this case, something old: From 1908: Chestnut-Custard Pie To make thoroughly good puff paste wash one pound of butter in ice water. Marley Marius, Vogue, "7 Alternative Thanksgiving Desserts from the Vogue Archive," 16 Nov. 2018 Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Fill a large bowl with ice water. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Green Beans with Orange and Almond Gremolata," 24 Oct. 2018 One Naturopath insisted that taking scalding showers then wrapping myself in a towel soaked in ice water was the answer. Nancy Richardson Fischer, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Power of Not Naming My Disorder," 3 Dec. 2018 Fill a large bowl halfway with ice water and set aside. Country Living, "Pumpkin Mousse," 24 July 2017

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1669, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ice water was in 1669

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English Language Learners Definition of ice water

US : water that has ice in it : very cold water

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