1. a hot towel, dressing, or the like, applied to the body to reduce swelling, relieve pain, etc.
2. Also called hot' pack" meth"od. a method of canning food by cooking it and packing it while hot in jars or cans, then sterilizing in boiling water or steam. Cf. cold pack.
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