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[ahys-kohld] /ˈaɪsˈkoʊld/
cold as ice:
Her feet were ice-cold.
without warmth of feeling or manner; unemotional; passionless:
an ice-cold reception.
Origin of ice-cold
before 1000; Old English is-calde; unrecorded in Middle English
1. icelike, freezing, icy, frozen. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The water was ice-cold, but neither of them paid any attention to it.

  • His feet and hands were ice-cold, and he swayed from side to side, feeling for his strength.

    "Wee Tim'rous Beasties" Douglas English
  • It was as though I had stuck my head under a pump of ice-cold water.

  • He was back in no time, a quart of ice-cold milk in either hand.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
  • Her head was on fire, her eyes smarted, and her skin was ice-cold.

    Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
  • A jiggety-joggety journey it was; ice-cold and hot, wet and dry.

  • And an ice-cold 271 hand squeezed the last hope of hope out of my heart.

    The Prairie Mother Arthur Stringer
  • It must not be forgotten that anything added to mayonnaise must be ice-cold.

    Choice Cookery Catherine Owen
Word Origin and History for ice-cold

Old English is-calde; see ice (n.) + cold (adj.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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