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ice water

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noun
  1. water chilled with or as if with ice.
  2. melted ice.

Origin of ice water

First recorded in 1715–25
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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


British Dictionary definitions for ice-water

ice water

noun
  1. water formed from ice
  2. Also called: iced water drinking water cooled by refrigeration or the addition of ice
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Word Origin and History for ice-water

n.

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

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