Definitions of cooling
  1. noun
    the process of becoming cooler; a falling temperature
    synonyms: chilling, temperature reduction
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    freeze, freezing
    the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid
    heat dissipation
    dissipation of heat
    infrigidation, refrigeration
    the process of cooling or freezing (e.g., food) for preservative purposes
    freeze-drying, lyophilisation, lyophilization
    a method of drying food or blood plasma or pharmaceuticals or tissue without destroying their physical structure; material is frozen and then warmed in a vacuum so that the ice sublimes
    frost, icing
    the formation of frost or ice on a surface
    type of:
    temperature change
    a process whereby the degree of hotness of a body (or medium) changes
  2. noun
    a mechanism for keeping something cool
    “the cooling was overhead fans”
    synonyms: cooling system
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    air conditioner, air conditioning
    a system that keeps air cool and dry
    coolant system
    a cooling system that uses a fluid to transfer heat from one place to another
    cooling tower
    a cooling system used in industry to cool hot water (by partial evaporation) before reusing it as a coolant
    evaporative cooler
    a cooling system that cools by evaporation
    refrigeration system
    a cooling system for chilling or freezing (usually for preservative purposes)
    type of:
    device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function
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