- water chilled with or as if with ice.
- melted ice.
Origin of ice water
First recorded in 1715–25
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Examples from the Web for ice-water
The absinthe is served without a fountain of ice-water, no perforated spoon, no sugar cube.Exploring the Darker Side of James Joyce’s Trieste
January 13, 2014
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.The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation
Annie Fellows Johnston
Her voice gave me the feel of being drenched with ice-water.A Daughter of Raasay
William MacLeod Raine
- water formed from ice
- 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
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