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cold–blooded

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adjective cold–blood·ed \ˈkōl(d)-ˈblə-dəd\

Simple Definition of cold–blooded

  • : showing no sympathy or mercy : done in a planned way without emotion

  • : based on facts : not affected by emotions

  • biology : having cold blood : having a body temperature that is similar to the temperature of the environment

Full Definition of cold–blooded

  1. 1 a :  done or acting without consideration, compunction, or clemency <cold–blooded murder> b :  matter-of-fact, emotionless <a cold–blooded assessment>

  2. 2 :  having cold blood; specifically :  having a body temperature not internally regulated but approximating that of the environment

  3. 3 or cold·blood play \-ˈbləd\ :  of mixed or inferior breeding

  4. 4 :  noticeably sensitive to cold

cold–blood·ed·ly adverb
cold–blood·ed·ness noun

1595

First Known Use of cold–blooded

1595


COLD–BLOODED Defined for Kids

cold–blooded

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adjective cold–blood·ed \ˈkōld-ˈblə-dəd\

Definition of cold–blooded

  1. 1 :  having a body temperature that varies with the temperature of the environment <Frogs are cold-blooded animals.>

  2. 2 :  lacking or showing a lack of normal human feelings <a cold-blooded criminal>




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cold–blooded

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adjective cold–blood·ed \ˈkōl(d)-ˈbləd-əd\

Medical Definition of cold–blooded

  1. :  having a body temperature not internally regulated but approximating that of the environment :  poikilothermic <cold–blooded amphibians and reptiles>

  2. cold–blood·ed·ness noun




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