cold pack

[ kohld-pak ]
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  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.

Origin of cold pack

First recorded in 1905–10

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Other definitions for cold-pack (2 of 2)

[ kohld-pak ]

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

First recorded in 1920–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use cold pack in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for cold pack

cold pack

    • a method of lowering the body temperature by wrapping a person in a sheet soaked in cold water

    • the sheet so used

  1. a tinning process in which raw food is packed in cans or jars and then heated

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