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ice water

water chilled with or as if with ice.
melted ice.
Origin of ice water
First recorded in 1715-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Why, if he had the ice-water privilege in hell he'd starve to death!

    Old Man Curry

    Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
  • The Easterner felt as though his heart had been drenched in ice-water.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • The voice of her aunt restored her as suddenly as a dash of ice-water could have done.

    Fairy Fingers Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
  • She was attempting to draw a glass of ice-water from the cooler.

  • Her voice gave me the feel of being drenched with ice-water.

    A Daughter of Raasay William MacLeod Raine
  • Mrs. Kraemer's voice was like ice-water; she wanted some word from August, her son.

  • No, not the ice-water variety, or the kind that absorbs high-balls.

    The House of Torchy Sewell Ford
  • This response fell upon the duke's wrath like a bucket of ice-water.

    The Honor of the Name Emile Gaboriau
  • "I'd like a bath in ice-water," he said, as he began drying himself with a fresh towel.

    Gretchen Mary J. Holmes
British Dictionary definitions for ice-water

ice water

water formed from ice
Also called iced water. drinking water cooled by refrigeration or the addition of ice
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for ice-water

1722, from ice (n.) + water (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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