American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Extremely cold.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Cold as ice; extremely cold.
- In pathology, experiencing a morbid sensation of cold, compared by the patient to that which would be produced by the application of ice.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. as cold as ice; extremely cold.
- adj. as cold as ice
- Old English īsceald, corresponding to ice + cold. (Wiktionary)
“A wave of ice-cold terror hit me as my eyes rapidly flicked back and forth on the river, searching for Buhodu.”
“For Moses, its an ice-cold mystery he just cant outrun, even with the help of psychologist Alex Delaware and detective Milo Sturgis.”
“So if we fill the tank up or the body up with ice-cold saline and drop the body temperature, then the body doesn't require as much blood; it doesn't require delivery of oxygen to the tissues because the metabolic rate of the body goes down fairly dramatically.”
“It was Sadat who made peace with Israel, which Mubarak inherited, transforming it into an ice-cold peace.”
“So here comes the leap into ice-cold water: The biggest problem with the labor market right now is that wages are too high.”
“Everyone connected to the hotel was super friendly and upbeat, and each time I retrieved my car from the valet, there was an ice-cold bottle of water in it.”
“Oh, and please pass the hot sauce and an ice-cold can of Big Red.”
“Parcells was Coach of the Year, and Taylor was MVP, and it was this group that helped to popularize the ice-cold post-victory bath, better known as the Gatorade Shower.”
“ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. — Robert Adams craved an ice-cold drink after finishing his shift on a sweltering workday, but not having enough money to buy the burrito he also wanted left him with two obvious choices: Stop at the ATM, or find a bag containing more than $17,000 in cash.”
“Near the pool, a large hot pool and smaller ice-cold pool make up what's called the Indo-Roman baths.”
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