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COOL DOWN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cool down mean? 

COOL DOWN (verb)
  The verb COOL DOWN has 3 senses:

1. make cool or cooler
2. lose intensity
3. loose heat

  Familiarity information: COOL DOWN used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


COOL DOWN (verb)


Sense 1cool down [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make cool or cooler

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

cool; cool down; chill

Context example:

Chill the food

Hypernyms (to "cool down" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Cause:

chill; cool; cool down (loose heat)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "cool down"):

quench (cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid)

ice (put ice on or put on ice)

refrigerate (cool or chill in or as if in a refrigerator)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

They cool down the water


Sense 2cool down [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lose intensity

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

cool down; cool off; cool

Context example:

His enthusiasm cooled considerably

Hypernyms (to "cool down" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 3cool down [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Loose heat

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

cool; chill; cool down

Context example:

The air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm

Hypernyms (to "cool down" is one way to...):

change state; turn (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s

Sentence example:

The water cool downs


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