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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: down - make cool or cooler; "Chill the food"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
quench - cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid; "quench steel"
ice - put ice on or put on ice; "Ice your sprained limbs"
refrigerate - cool or chill in or as if in a refrigerator; "refrigerate this medicine" down - lose intensity; "His enthusiasm cooled considerably"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night" down - loose heat; "The air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
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(lit)abkühlen; (weather also, person)sich abkühlen
(feelings etc)sich abkühlen; (anger also)verrauchen; (critical situation, person: = calm down) → sich beruhigen; look, just cool down will you!komm, reg dich (bloß wieder) ab! (inf); to let things cool downdie Sache etwas ruhen lassen
vt sep
food, drinkabkühlen; (= let cool down)abkühlen lassen; to cool oneself downsich abkühlen
situationberuhigen; put him in a cell, that’ll cool him downsteck ihn in eine Zelle, dann wird er sich schon wieder beruhigen


(kuːl) adjective
1. slightly cold. cool weather.
2. calm or not excitable. He's very cool in a crisis.
3. not very friendly. He was very cool towards me.
4. (slang) great; terrific; fantastic. Wow, that's really cool!; You look cool in those jeans!
1. to make or become less warm. The jelly will cool better in the refrigerator; She cooled her hands in the stream.
2. to become less strong. His affection for her has cooled; Her anger cooled.
cool air or atmosphere. the cool of the evening.
ˈcoolly adverb
ˈcoolness noun
cool-ˈheaded adjective
able to act calmly.
cool down
1. to make or become less warm. Let your food cool down a bit!
2. to make or become less excited or less emotional. He was very angry but he's cooled down now.
keep one's cool
not to become over-excited or confused. If you keep your cool you won't fail.
lose one's cool
not to keep one's cool.
References in classic literature ?
That's just like you young men," said the regimental commander cooling down a little.
The necessity of carrying on this dialogue (his part in which was very slow; mine very quick) in a low tone, that the house might not be disturbed at an unseasonable hour, did not improve my temper; though my passion was cooling down.
Cooling down with something cold isn't very effective because your internal temperature is cooled too rapidly and your body ends up compensating by raising your temperature.
Water is quicker than air at cooling down a barrel.
KUWAIT, Feb 11 (KUNA) -- In the hot summer days of old times, people in Kuwait used to depend on "Al-Mahafat" (fans), "Badgir" (wind catchers), and pottery items as classical methods for cooling down and ventilation in their dwellings.
Summary: Real estate market cooling down in Dubai is a good thing, Mohammad Alabbar says.
Cooling down after a long day of dancing is just as important as warming up--especially when you're dancing full-out on hard convention center floors.
High Pressure systems are the most powerful alternative cooling technology designed for cooling down large open areas with high air circulation.
Reo cooling down at one of the water points in Prestatyn (above), pic by Neil Edwards; Dyfi chilling with his shades on (main), pic by Joanne Edwards
Warming up or cooling down a group of vocal tract muscles may produce different short and long-term physiologic effects on the voice than can be predicted by experimental results that test an isolated extremity muscle, or even a group of muscles performing activities that differ from singing.
By warming up and cooling down you bring your body to its physical peak before exercise and give it the best chance of a safe recovery.