Definition of ice water in English:

ice water


  • 1Water produced by the melting of ice.

    • ‘Take glass of water from freezer and pour 2 tablespoons of ice water, sprinkle it on flour.’
    • ‘She shivered as the cool air hit her like ice water.’
    • ‘In the fifth round on January 4, melting ice water knocked the fish off feeding on the Marsh Canal.’
    • ‘Shock the asparagus in ice water and untie immediately.’
    • ‘Remove the spatzle with a slotted spoon and place in ice water to shock and cool; drain and set aside.’
    • ‘Shock in ice water, drain and slice horizontally into thirds.’
    • ‘Soak your feet or hands in cold water, but not ice water, for 15 minutes, twice a day.’
    • ‘The rag felt good on the back of her neck and the ice water was very much welcomed.’
    • ‘If you're concerned about bacteria on raw bean sprouts, immerse them in boiling water, drain immediately, immerse in ice water, and drain when cold.’
    • ‘Shock in ice water to prevent them from further cooking.’
    • ‘Some cooks use strong black coffee; others stir in one teaspoon of brown sugar until it caramelizes, then add the ice water.’
    • ‘Immediately place it in ice water (a process called ‘shocking’).’
    • ‘Remove from the ice water and gently drain on paper towels.’
    • ‘Nest pan in a bowl of ice water and stir mixture until it's cool but still fluid, about 3 minutes.’
    • ‘Most of my peas are frozen for later use (cleaned, blanched for two minutes in boiling water, cooled in ice water, drained and put into freezer containers).’
    • ‘They were blanched in boiling salted water, refreshed in ice water, and then warmed in the garlic herb oil.’
    • ‘Transfer the eggs to a bowl filled with ice water and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes, until thoroughly cooled.’
    • ‘Some scientists have considered whether melting ice water at the poles passes through to the core and causes massive explosions, possibly reversing the poles.’
    • ‘Keep the carrot sticks in ice water and they won't bend up so bad.’
    • ‘Blanch parsley for 45 seconds, then immediately shock in ice water and drain.’
  • 2North American mass noun Drinking water with ice cubes added.

    • ‘She drank 4 more glasses of ice water, and was beginning to feel human.’
    • ‘Ally nodded at him, busying herself by taking a large sip of the ice water that was already sitting in front of her on the table.’
    • ‘Taking a seat at the bar stool she ordered an ice water from the man tending the bar; watching as her friends resumed the game.’
    • ‘I drank the last of my ice water and set my cup back down on the table.’
    • ‘Now, back in this country, ice water could be the favorite drink of the day.’
    • ‘I heard him grab something out and come into the room, carrying an ice water in one hand, a can of lime seltzer in the other.’
    • ‘Another positive effect of consuming hot herbs is that they stimulate thirst, so you'll drink more (we're talking ice water, not margaritas).’
    • ‘Chilled blood snakes through the immense body - cooling it like a long drink of ice water.’
    • ‘Try to get a glass of ice water at a movie theater, and they'll point you to their bottled water.’
    • ‘I smiled and reached towards my glistening clear glass, taking a small sip of the ice water.’
    • ‘He quickly returned with a tray bearing a small carafe of absinthe, a large carafe of ice water and a box of sugar cubes.’
    • ‘In the not too distant past, the best abstaining customers could hope for were coffee, tea, juice, a soda, milk and plain old ice water.’
    • ‘Replace fruit juice and soft drinks with ice water.’
    • ‘He pauses to pour ice water into a clear glass tumbler, and drinks from it heartily.’
    • ‘He tends to lean black in his chair and rarely reaches for the glass of ice water on the coffee table in front of him.’
    • ‘A pitcher of ice water stood before him.’
    • ‘Celeste downed a waiting glass of ice water as the smooth-voiced man rose from his chair.’
    • ‘Caucus debriefs are held around a large table with fresh jugs of ice water (which no one drinks from).’
    • ‘She leads him past glass pitchers filled with ice water, fresh mint, and orange slices, past the crustless watercress sandwiches, past the little room with the white fluffy robes.’
    • ‘I reached for my glass, hoping the ice water would help cool me down.’


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