Origin of ice pack

First recorded in 1850–55
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British Dictionary definitions for ice pack

ice pack


noun

a bag or folded cloth containing ice, applied to a part of the body, esp the head, to cool, reduce swelling, etc
another name for pack ice
a sachet containing a gel that can be frozen or heated and that retains its temperature for an extended period of time, used esp in cool bags
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Medicine definitions for ice pack

ice pack

[ īs ]

n.

A folded sac filled with crushed ice and applied to sore or swollen parts of the body to reduce pain and inflammation.
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