Definition of Cool down

1. Verb. Make cool or cooler. "They cool down the water "; "Chill the food"

Exact synonyms: Chill, Cool
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Causes: Chill, Cool
Specialized synonyms: Quench, Ice, Refrigerate
Derivative terms: Chill, Chilling, Cool, Coolant, Cooler, Cooler, Cooling, Cooling
Antonyms: Heat

2. Verb. Lose intensity. "His enthusiasm cooled considerably"
Exact synonyms: Cool, Cool Off
Generic synonyms: Change

3. Verb. Loose heat. "The water cool downs "; "The air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm"
Exact synonyms: Chill, Cool
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Derivative terms: Chill, Chilling, Cool, Coolant, Cooling
Antonyms: Heat

Definition of Cool down

1. Verb. (intransitive) To become cooler, to be reduced in temperature. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To cause the temperature of an item to decrease. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To become less agitated. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To cause to become less agitated. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cool Down

cooky jar
cool as a cucumber
cool beans
cool change
cool down (current term)
cool gray
cool grey
cool it
cool jazz
cool kids
cool off
cool one's heels
cool one's jets
cool story bro

Literary usage of Cool down

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Medicine: Including General Pathology, General Therapeutics by Richard Quain, Frederick Thomas Roberts, John Mitchell Bruce, Samuel Treat Armstrong (1894)
"... place to cold baths, the cold pack, and cold sponging, which powerfully abstract caloric from the surface of the body, and rapidly cool down the blood. ..."

2. The Artist's Guide and Mechanic's Own Book: Embracing the Portion of by James Pilkington (1856)
"TAKE any quantity of woollen goods, use for every Ib. ly or 2 Ibs. of logwood; first put your logwood into the copper vessel, bring it to a boil; cool down, ..."

3. The Library Magazine (1886)
"... these meteoric bodies for it to give the same, spectrum, because large masses of gas take longer to cool down to solid or liquid form than small masses. ..."

4. The Navy Seal Physical Fitness Guide edited by Patricia A. Deuster (1997)
"Cool-Down and Stretching After completing your run, walk for a few minutes to ... A cool down lets your heart rate slow down and your body gradually return ..."

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