ice-cold

[ ahys-kohld ]
/ ˈaɪsˈkoʊld /

adjective

cold as ice: Her feet were ice-cold.
without warmth of feeling or manner; unemotional; passionless: an ice-cold reception.

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Origin of ice-cold

before 1000; Old English is-calde; unrecorded in Middle English
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