1) ADJ If you describe something as ice-cold, you are emphasizing that it is very cold.

...delicious ice-cold beer...

The water was ice cold and my hands were completely blue.

2) ADJ If you describe someone as ice-cold, you are emphasizing that they do not allow their emotions to affect them or that they lack feeling and friendliness.

...his ice-cold calculation...

The gunman was young, with brown hair and `an ice-cold stare'.

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