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A storm in which snow or rain freezes on contact, forming a coat of ice on the surfaces it touches.
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(Physical Geography) chiefly US a storm of freezing rain that deposits a glaze of ice on the ground
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a storm of freezing rain.
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|Noun||1.||ice storm - a storm with freezing rain that leaves everything glazed with ice|
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