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Meaning of cold pack

cold' pack"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a cold towel, ice bag, etc., applied to the body to reduce swelling, relieve pain, etc.
  2. Also calleda method of canning uncooked food by placing it in hot jars or cans and sterilizing in a bath of boiling water or steam. Cf. hot pack.

cold-pack

Pronunciation: (kōld'pak"), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to place a cold pack on: to cold-pack a feverish patient.
  2. to can (food) by the cold-pack method.
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