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ice-cold

[ahys-kohld]
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  1. cold as ice: Her feet were ice-cold.
  2. 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

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1. icelike, freezing, icy, frozen.
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Word Origin and History for ice-cold

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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