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  1. cold waternoun

    disparagement of a plan or hope or expectation

    "she poured cold water on the whole idea of going to Africa"


  1. Cold Water

    Cold Water is a song recorded by American electronic dance music group Major Lazer featuring vocals from Canadian singer Justin Bieber and Danish singer MØ. The song was released on July 22, 2016. It was written by Ed Sheeran, Benjamin Levin, Karen Marie Ørsted, Thomas Pentz, Bieber, Jamie Scott, Philip "Jr. Blender" Meckseper and Henry "King Henry" Allen; the latter three also co-produced the song with Major Lazer. It became Major Lazer's third collaboration with MØ after "Lean On" and "Lost". "Cold Water" peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart and number two on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song also reached number one in Australia, Austria, Belgium (Wallonia), Brazil, Canada, Finland, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Sweden and Switzerland; as well as the top 10 in Belgium (Flanders), Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Mexico, Scotland, South Africa and Spain.


  1. cold water

    Cold water is water kept at a lower temperature, typically below ordinary room temperature, but not frozen or transformed into ice. It is often considered refreshing for drinking or useful in certain cooking and cleaning scenarios and can also be used to numb areas of the body to relieve pain or swelling. The exact temperature range can vary, but it's generally below 15 degrees Celsius or 60 degrees Fahrenheit.


  1. Cold Water

    Cold Water is the debut album from Australian blues and roots singer Mia Dyson and was released in May 2003. Cold Water highlights Mia Dyson's song writing and musicianship and the dynamic collaboration between Mia, Dean Addison and Carl Pannuzzo. Apart from the vocals, Mia plays electric, baritone, acoustic and lap steel guitars on the album as well as a little piano. Cold Water also introduces guest musicians including Steve Hesketh on Hammond and piano, Sime Nugent and Kylie Auldist on backing vocals and Jaimi Faulkner on guitar. Included on the album is a beautiful track "St Kilda Lament" written by Ashley Davies, played solo on acoustic guitar. The album was recorded by Lloyd Barratt in a mud brick farmhouse just outside Daylesford and mixed by Craig Pilkington at Audrey Studio in Richmond. Cold Water was nominated at the 2003 ARIA Awards for 'Best Blues and Roots' Album

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cold water in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cold water in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of cold water in a Sentence

  1. Erwiana Sulistyaningsih:

    I was taken to the bathroom and she took off all my clothes and she sprayed cold water on me.

  2. Schopenhauer:

    What a man can do and suffer is unknown to himself till some occasion presents itself which draws out the hidden power. Just as one sees not in the water of an unruffled pond the fury and roar with which it can dash down a steep rock without injury to itself, or how high it is capable of rising; or as little as one can suspect the latent heat in ice-cold water.

  3. Joseph Costello:

    To increase muscle size, you need muscle damage and repair; that's just the body's natural regeneration process. However, if cold water or (cryotherapy) blunt the inflammatory response, you may not get (muscle building).

  4. Charles Handy - The Age of Unreason:

    I like less the story that a frog if put in cold water will not bestir itself if that water is heated up slowly and gradually and will in the end let itself be boiled alive, too comfortable with continuity to realize that continuous change at some point may become intolerable and demand a change in behavior.

  5. Ashima:

    A splash of cold water is what it takes and life's good!


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