cooldown

noun
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 Like any comprehensive athletic regimen, the Hypervolt is designed for use during warmups and cooldowns—both to activate muscles and to relax them. Popular Science, "Four handheld power massagers for athletes and desk workers," 6 Jan. 2020 But a cooldown is possible, Kobold said, if wind from the north takes over or if the winds shuts off entirely. Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage breaks 31-year-old daily temperature record Saturday," 15 Dec. 2019 The upcoming shift will result in chillier air and a noticeable cooldown. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "AccuWeather Predicts October Will Bring 'Plunging Temperatures' to Parts of the U.S.," 1 Oct. 2019 The weekend cooldown is a precursor to what is expected for the rest of the week, Rowe said. Sarah Ravani, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Area starts to cool down this weekend," 14 Sep. 2019 The cooldown will continue Sunday with temperatures expected to be in the 60s. Sarah Ravani, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Area starts to cool down this weekend," 14 Sep. 2019 That said, the week is starting with a big cooldown as a sharp cold front approaches from the north. Chris Bianchi, The Denver Post, "Denver weather: Denver hit 90 degrees for the 40th time this year Sunday," 26 Aug. 2019 Its setup and cooldown are simple, precise, and fast. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Your Ultimate Grill Buying Guide—Tested and Approved," 18 July 2019 Also consider filling a kiddie pool for doggie cooldowns or try a cooling mat. Maddie Hiatt, House Beautiful, "How To Keep Your Pet Safe This Summer," 26 July 2019

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First Known Use of cooldown

1976, in the meaning defined above

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“Cooldown.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cooldown. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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