Definition of Cold-blooded

1. Adjective. Without compunction or human feeling. "Insensate destruction"

Exact synonyms: Cold, Inhuman, Insensate
Similar to: Inhumane
Derivative terms: Inhumanity



2. Adjective. Having cold blood (in animals whose body temperature is not internally regulated).

Definition of Cold-blooded

1. Adjective. Having an unregulated body temperature; ectothermic. ¹

2. Adjective. Lacking emotion or compunction. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Cold-blooded

1. Having a varying body temperature. See Homoiothermal. Origin: Gr. Changeable + E. Thermal, thermic. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cold-blooded

colbertine
colby
colbys
colcannon
colcannons
colcemid
colchica
colchicine
colchicines
colchicum
colchicums
colchine
colcothar
colcothars
cold
cold-blooded (current term)
cold-blooded animal
cold-bloodedly
cold-bloodedness
cold-calling
cold-cathode
cold-cock
cold-cream
cold-cuts
cold-eyed
cold-hearted
cold-heartedly
cold-heartedness
cold-reactive antibody
cold-rigor point

Literary usage of Cold-blooded

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1. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1907)
"FURTHER INVESTIGATION UPON THE INFLUENCE OF ORGAN EXTRACTS OF cold-blooded ANIMALS ON THE BLOOD PRESSURE.1 BY DON R. JOSEPH, MS, MD (From the Department of ..."

2. The Philosophy of Natural History: With an Introduction and Various by William Smellie, John Ware (1851)
"Hence we call them cold-blooded. Here then is afforded ground for a subdivision of the ... The cold-blooded vertebral animals also form two classes. ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"More usually the temperature is taken in the mouth, axilla or groin. Warm and Cold Blooded Animals.—By numerous observations upon men and animals ..."

4. Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years Personal Experience Among the Red Men by Richard Irving Dodge (1884)
"... The Old Chief's Sacrifice — Childhood Sports — Freedom of the Lodge — Trained for the Chase— Roaming at Large — Cold-Blooded Atrocities — Daring Attacks ..."

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