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Discouragement or disapproval: I hadn't told her it was a costume party ... because she might have tossed cold water on the plan" (Caroline Preston).
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|Noun||1.||cold water - disparagement of a plan or hope or expectation; "she poured cold water on the whole idea of going to Africa"|
depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
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