ice water


Definition of ice water 

: chilled or iced water especially served as a beverage

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Remove with a slotted spoon, then plunge into ice water until cool, 15 to 30 seconds. Country Living, "Marvin Woods's Brussels Sprouts, Red Pepper, and Avocado Salad," 1 Sep. 2010 Core tomatoes and cut an X in the opposite end. Slip the tomatoes into the boiling water until skin starts to peel away from the X. With a slotted spoon, transfer the tomatoes to the bowl of ice water. House Beautiful, "Red Snapper Veracruz-Style Recipe," 28 Aug. 2010 The tests were rigorous and often unpleasant, including daily enemas and having vertigo induced by having ice water squirted in their ears. Kat Eschner, Outside Online, "One Small Step for a Woman, One Giant Leap for Mankind," 27 Apr. 2018 Plunge briefly into boiling water until bright green, then dunk in an ice water bath. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, "Celebrate Fourth of July with these Louisville chef throwback recipes," 2 July 2018 As the ice water ran down his back, Soler barely had had time to come to terms with having hit a homer at all. Maria Torres, kansascity, "'I don't know how it happened': Soler's late homer lifts Royals to a win over the A's," 2 June 2018 Using a fine-meshed spider, immediately transfer to ice water. Michelle Mckenzie, Sunset, "Preserved Lemon Herb Oil," 22 Jan. 2018 Check one egg, and if it's done, shock them all in ice water for 10 minutes. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Here's how to steam eggs and cook potatoes for perfect potato salad," 20 June 2018 In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolk slightly and stir in the ice water. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Shishito peppers: Saute, roast, grill them. (Don't worry about seeds)," 5 June 2018

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1669, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of ice water

: water that has ice in it : very cold water

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