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cold-pack

[kohld-pak] /ˈkoʊldˌpæk/
verb (used with object)
1.
to place a cold pack on:
to cold-pack a feverish patient.
2.
to can (food) by the cold-pack method.
Origin of cold-pack
1920-1925
1920-25

cold pack

noun
1.
a cold towel, ice bag, etc., applied to the body to reduce swelling, relieve pain, etc.
2.
Also called cold-pack method, raw-pack method. a method of canning uncooked food by placing it in hot jars or cans and sterilizing in a bath of boiling water or steam.
Compare hot pack.
Origin
1905-10
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Historical Examples
  • The method of to-day that came into its own during the war is known as the "cold-pack" method of canning.

    Every Step in Canning Grace Viall Gray
  • (a) How and when should jars be closed in the cold-pack method?

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5 Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • It is used rather extensively in the South, where they say the conditions do not favor "cold-pack."

    Every Step in Canning Grace Viall Gray
  • For this "cold-pack" method you can use whatever equipment you have in the kitchen.

    Every Step in Canning Grace Viall Gray
  • They are the "open-kettle," the "intermittent," the "cold-water" and the "cold-pack" methods.

    Every Step in Canning Grace Viall Gray
  • Blanching is what makes for success in the cold-pack method of canning.

    Every Step in Canning Grace Viall Gray
  • (a) How should foods be packed in jars in the cold-pack canning method?

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5 Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • Mix the two foods in any desirable proportion and, for the cold-pack canning method, put the food into the jars.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5 Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • Such a combination may be canned safely by either the open-kettle or the cold-pack method.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5 Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • "cold-pack" simply means that the products are packed cold in their fresh and natural state in the glass jars or containers.

    Every Step in Canning Grace Viall Gray
British Dictionary definitions for cold-pack

cold pack

noun
1.
  1. a method of lowering the body temperature by wrapping a person in a sheet soaked in cold water
  2. the sheet so used
2.
a tinning process in which raw food is packed in cans or jars and then heated
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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cold-pack in Medicine

cold pack n.
A compress of gauze, cloth, or plastic filled or moistened with a cold fluid and applied externally to swollen or injured body parts to relieve pain and swelling.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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