cool·​ant | \ ˈkü-lənt \

Definition of coolant 

: a usually fluid cooling agent

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Extra bottles of coolant, oil and transmission fluid are also a good idea. Crystal Paul, The Seattle Times, "6 safety tips for a solo road trip," 3 Aug. 2018 That means coolant can't flow directly over the magnets to cool them. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "Speaking of Spokes: The Design That Could Change How Electric Car Motors Are Made," 20 Nov. 2018 The company has identified the cause of the engine fires as leaks of glycol coolant in their exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) coolers. Kim Tong-hyung, The Seattle Times, "South Korea bans driving BMWs under recall due to fires," 14 Aug. 2018 Instead of using air conditioning to keep equipment cool, the company immerses custom ASIC boards in 3M Novec, a fluorochemical coolant. Madeleine Rivera, Fox News, "Large-scale crypto mining operation launched in Lone Star State," 20 Aug. 2018 Don't just drain-and-replace coolant, power steering fluid, and brake system fluid. Matt Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "How To Resurrect a Sleeping Car," 7 Feb. 2018 Likely Cause: There’s a leak somewhere in your coolant system. Popular Mechanics, "The Lightning-Fast Guide to Figuring Out What's Wrong With Your Car," 21 Nov. 2017 The technician put in 5 pounds of new coolant to get the system to work. Cathy Cunningham,, "Owner of defective Lennox AC unit asks: Can I opt out of class action and personally sue dealer who sold me unit?," 21 June 2018 Matula took it off before the coolant could soak through and burn his skin under a class T-shirt. Amy B Wang, Washington Post, "A teen nearly missed his graduation because of antifreeze burns. Deputies stepped in to help.," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of coolant

1915, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coolant

cool entry 2 + -ant entry 1

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The first known use of coolant was in 1915

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English Language Learners Definition of coolant

: a liquid that is used to cool an engine or machine

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