1. a cold towel, ice bag, etc., applied to the body to reduce swelling, relieve pain, etc.
2. Also called cold'-pack meth'od, raw-pack method. a 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.
Pronunciation: (kōld'pak"), [key]
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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