from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of cool.
  • n. a decrease in temperature
  • n. refrigeration
  • adj. that cools

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Adapted to cool and refresh; allaying heat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Adapted to cool and refresh: as, a cooling drink.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a mechanism for keeping something cool
  • n. the process of becoming cooler; a falling temperature


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  • The nutballs who crow that any cooling anywhere overturns entirely the blame placed on AGW for climate change, both need to take a beginners course in statistics and probability, and need to consider the current AGW-masked _cooling cycle_, which, if it didn't erupt somewhere occasionally, would be behaving very strangely indeed. xanthian.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • CLANCY: For instance in St. Louis, Missouri, city workers going door to door here encouraging people to seek comfort at various what they call cooling centers.

    CNN Transcript Aug 9, 2007

  • And usually what we see is the perpetrator strikes out, and then there ` s what we call a cooling-off period, and then they strike out again.

    CNN Transcript Jul 19, 2007

  • I think President Bush intervened in good faith here to try to provide what he identified as a cooling-off period, and I think that by the time that that cooling-off period has expired, 45 days, this will be a memory rather than an issue.

    CNN Transcript May 29, 2006

  • Clements was enjoying what he called his cooling ale, his standard after-dinner drink; not for him a port or a brandy, he was Aussie right through to his liver.

    Autumn Maze

  • What is more, no one can really help us or deliver us: we can be made a little more comfortable, and that's all, by what they call cooling drinks, and flowers in a vase by the bedside.

    Father Payne

  • And a lot of other places have done this, too, from time to time for what they called a cooling-off period because they thought that people had just gotten too violent in their speech and too out of hand.

    NPR Topics: News

  • In the highlands where Dawg lives with homes at both 5,000 and 7,000 feet, no cooling is ever required except ceiling fans if you buy in the right location.

    About Ajijic, food, music, people, and the "social life"

  • However, long-term cooling of the reactors and pools is essential during this period and has not been adequately restored to date to the best of my knowledge.

    US Nuclear Officials: Japan Nuclear Plant Slowly Recovering

  • Robert Watson, the former IPCC chairman, admirably started the Global Methane Fund GMF in 2009 saying we need near-term cooling and methane is the best way to start.

    Nathan Currier: Methane and the Fierce Urgency of Now


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