cold-pack

[kohld-pak]

Origin of cold-pack

First recorded in 1920–25

cold pack

noun
  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.
Compare hot pack.

Origin of cold pack

First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for cold-pack

cold pack

noun
    1. a method of lowering the body temperature by wrapping a person in a sheet soaked in cold water
    2. 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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cold-pack in Medicine

cold pack

n.
  1. A compress of gauze, cloth, or plastic filled or moistened with a cold fluid and applied externally to swollen or injured body parts to relieve pain and swelling.
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