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Cool \Cool\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cooled; p. pr. & vb. n. Cooling.]

  1. To make cool or cold; to reduce the temperature of; as, ice cools water.

    Send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue.
    --Luke xvi. 24.

  2. To moderate the heat or excitement of; to allay, as passion of any kind; to calm; to moderate.

    We have reason to cool our raging motions, our carnal stings, our unbitted lusts.

    To cool the heels, to dance attendance; to wait, as for admission to a patron's house. [Colloq.]


Cooling \Cool"ing\, p. a. Adapted to cool and refresh; allaying heat. ``The cooling brook.''

Cooling card, something that dashes hopes. [Obs.]

Cooling time (Law), such a lapse of time as ought, taking all the circumstances of the case in view, to produce a subsiding of passion previously provoked.

  1. that cools n. 1 a decrease in temperature 2 refrigeration v

  2. (present participle of cool English)

  1. n. the process of becoming cooler; a falling temperature [syn: chilling, temperature reduction]

  2. a mechanism for keeping something cool; "the cooling was overhead fans" [syn: cooling system]


Cooling is the transfer of thermal energy via thermal radiation, heat conduction or convection. Examples include:

Cooling (disambiguation)

Cooling is the transfer of thermal energy via thermal radiation, heat conduction or convection.

Cooling may also refer to:

  • Cooling (surname), any of several people
  • "Cooling", a song written and performed by Tori Amos on her 1999 album To Venus and Back
  • A Cantonese food classification
  • Cooling, Kent, a village in Kent, England
Cooling (surname)

Cooling is a surname, and may refer to:

  • Joyce Cooling, American jazz guitarist, vocalist and songwriter
  • Robert Cooling, Royal Navy officer
  • Roy Cooling (1921–2003), English footballer
  • Stephen Cooling (born 1983), Irish football player

Usage examples of "cooling".

After cooling, a solution of sodium acetate is added until the colour of the solution is no longer darkened.

Close at hand was the snowy mass of the Great Altels cooling its topknot in the sky and daring us to an ascent.

Her father had given it to her as it came from the annealing oven, still warm after long hours of cooling with many others like it.

For unless they are equipped with special cooling devices even the armoured cars cannot be used in practice at such temperatures.

There she lay and there she wept until, weary with knowing too much and understanding not enough, she fell asleep in the cooling air of a Basilican night.

A quicker method, Lacy told Bucher, would be to open the cooling water intakes and outlets in the main engine room and cut a hole into the auxiliary engine room from the main engine room.

By nightfall, when they sat on the porch cooling off, Cavil began to think he had met the first man to whom he might tell some part of his great secret.

Although none of them had ever been so foolish or so reckless as to give Centaine Courtney-Malcomess direct offence or to write her off completely, there had been a period of cooling off while Shasa had been serving his term in London.

The juice of Red Currants also contains malic and citric acids, which are cooling and wholesome.

And relay the word to maneuvering: group scram the reactor, secure all reactor main coolant pumps, engage emergency cooling, shut main steam valves one and two and secure steam to the engine room.

Overheating can be caused by lack of cooling in a loss of coolant accident or by excess reactivity addition as in a control rod jump.

The great barns were off to one side, with the creamery and cheese-house and cooling sheds where cherries and peaches from the orchards were stored.

By the time the apple dumplings were cooked and cooling, with a crust of sugar lacing the brown pastry, she was fairly itching to put her plan into action.

Not a meteorite but a metallic ellipsoid, half-buried in the ground and slowly cooling?

He finds himself, however, in a very physical predicament: his first act is to step into a cooling galantine, and he ends with his face in the blancmange.