cool·​down | \ ˈkül-ˌdau̇n How to pronounce cooldown (audio) \

Definition of cooldown

: the act or an instance of allowing physiological activity to return to normal gradually after strenuous exercise by engaging in less strenuous exercise

Examples of cooldown in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An unusually early streak of warm, sunny weather across Alaska, including in Southcentral, will likely continue through at least the weekend before a slight cooldown beginning next week, according to the National Weather Service. Annie Berman, Anchorage Daily News, 3 June 2022 May’s increase in for-sale home options combined with softening buyer demand would typically drive a cooldown in home prices, but data shows that is not yet the case. Brenda Richardson, Forbes, 2 June 2022 That rate fell to 8.3% in April, signaling a possible economic cooldown, but by no means indicating that inflation will end any time soon. Colin Lodewick, Fortune, 31 May 2022 Even the normally bone-dry arroyos are running with water, a welcome cooldown for our sweaty feet. Stephanie Pearson, Outside Online, 10 Mar. 2020 Arcstrider’s Combination Blow now has a 15 second, not 96 second base cooldown. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 6 Dec. 2021 Renewal Grasps now ups your Duskfield base cooldown to 152s to 62s. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2022 Investors have been rattled by signals that Spotify’s growth may be slowing, particularly after Netflix’s warning of a significant cooldown in first quarter subscriber net adds (which precipitated a 24% drop in its share price). Jem Aswad, Variety, 2 Feb. 2022 Even with the brief cooldown weekend, temperatures will be only slightly off normal, which is defined as the average over the past 30 years. Chris Perkins,, 24 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cooldown

1976, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jun 2022

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“Cooldown.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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