Cool, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cooled p. pr. & vb. n. Cooling.]
1. To make cool or cold; to reduce the temperature of; as, ice cools water.
Send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue. --Luke xvi. 24.
2. To moderate the heat or excitement of; to allay, as passion of any kind; to calm; to moderate.
We have reason to cool our raging motions, our carnal stings, our unbitted lusts. --Shak.
To cool the heels, to dance attendance; to wait, as for admission to a patron's house. [Colloq.]
Cool·ing p. a. Adapted to cool and refresh; allaying heat. “The cooling brook.”
Cooling card, something that dashes hopes. [Obs.]
Cooling time Law, such a lapse of time as ought, taking all the circumstances of the case in view, to produce a subsiding of passion previously provoked.
n 1: the process of becoming cooler; a falling temperature [syn:
chilling, temperature reduction]
2: a mechanism for keeping something cool; "the cooling was
overhead fans" [syn: cooling system]