cooldown

noun

cool·​down ˈkül-ˌdau̇n How to pronounce cooldown (audio)
: 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 Despite a little cooldown at the end of the week, the chipmaker behind many of your favorite AI wielders has been riding the AI craze to market glory. Susan Howson, Quartz, 9 Mar. 2024 His base armor is down by one, Time Dilation’s cooldown slow has been nerfed at lower levels and Time Lock no longer gives bonus damage against creeps. Mike Stubbs, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024 That’s a cooldown from December’s 2.6% increase and in line with economists’ expectations, according to Commerce Department data released last week. Krystal Hur, CNN, 5 Mar. 2024 Monday The beginning of the cooldown will be felt starting early Monday morning, with lows in the lower to mid-50s. Omar Rodríguez Ortiz, Miami Herald, 26 Jan. 2024 Because a bigger rent cooldown remains possible and goods price increases could keep slowing, many economists expect overall consumer price inflation to fall closer to the Fed’s goal by the end of 2024. Jeanna Smialek, New York Times, 3 Jan. 2024 Stocks rose Tuesday morning as investors cheered the cooldown in some categories of inflation. Alicia Wallace, CNN, 12 Mar. 2024 Yet on our cooldown lap, the Taycan immediately settled into its smooth, silent self, doing the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde routine with aplomb. Tim Stevens, Robb Report, 11 Mar. 2024 The cooldown will be short-lived as temperatures climb back into the 50s by Monday and then the 60s by Tuesday. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 8 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cooldown was in 1976

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“Cooldown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cooldown. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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