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1. A compress of gauze, cloth, or plastic filled or moistened with a cold fluid and applied externally to swollen or injured body parts to relieve pain and swelling.
2. A canning process in which uncooked food is packed in jars or cans, then sterilized by heat.
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a. a method of lowering the body temperature by wrapping a person in a sheet soaked in cold water
b. the sheet so used
2. (Cookery) a tinning process in which raw food is packed in cans or jars and then heated
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1. a cold towel, ice bag, etc., applied to the body to reduce swelling, relieve pain, etc.
2. a method of canning uncooked food by placing it in jars or cans and sterilizing in a bath of boiling water or steam.
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