Meaning of ice water in English:

ice water

Pronunciation /ˈʌɪs ˌwɔːtə/

Translate ice water into Spanish


  • 1Water produced by the melting of ice.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Remove the spatzle with a slotted spoon and place in ice water to shock and cool; drain and set aside.’
    • ‘Soak your feet or hands in cold water, but not ice water, for 15 minutes, twice a day.’
    • ‘Remove from the ice water and gently drain on paper towels.’
    • ‘Some scientists have considered whether melting ice water at the poles passes through to the core and causes massive explosions, possibly reversing the poles.’
    • ‘Take glass of water from freezer and pour 2 tablespoons of ice water, sprinkle it on flour.’
    • ‘Some cooks use strong black coffee; others stir in one teaspoon of brown sugar until it caramelizes, then add the ice water.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Immediately place it in ice water (a process called ‘shocking’).’
    • ‘Shock in ice water to prevent them from further cooking.’
    • ‘The rag felt good on the back of her neck and the ice water was very much welcomed.’
    • ‘Nest pan in a bowl of ice water and stir mixture until it's cool but still fluid, about 3 minutes.’
    • ‘Blanch parsley for 45 seconds, then immediately shock in ice water and drain.’
    • ‘Keep the carrot sticks in ice water and they won't bend up so bad.’
    • ‘Transfer the eggs to a bowl filled with ice water and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes, until thoroughly cooled.’
    • ‘Shock in ice water, drain and slice horizontally into thirds.’
    • ‘Shock the asparagus in ice water and untie immediately.’
    • ‘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.’
  • 2North American mass noun Drinking water with ice cubes added.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Replace fruit juice and soft drinks with ice water.’
    • ‘Another positive effect of consuming hot herbs is that they stimulate thirst, so you'll drink more (we're talking ice water, not margaritas).’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She drank 4 more glasses of ice water, and was beginning to feel human.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Celeste downed a waiting glass of ice water as the smooth-voiced man rose from his chair.’
    • ‘He pauses to pour ice water into a clear glass tumbler, and drinks from it heartily.’
    • ‘Caucus debriefs are held around a large table with fresh jugs of ice water (which no one drinks from).’
    • ‘I reached for my glass, hoping the ice water would help cool me down.’
    • ‘A pitcher of ice water stood before him.’
    • ‘I smiled and reached towards my glistening clear glass, taking a small sip of the ice water.’
    • ‘Chilled blood snakes through the immense body - cooling it like a long drink of ice water.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Try to get a glass of ice water at a movie theater, and they'll point you to their bottled 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.’
    • ‘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.’