overcool

verb over·cool \ ˌō-vər-ˈkül \

Definition of overcool

overcooled; overcooling
transitive + intransitive
: to cool excessively : to lose or to cause (something or someone) to lose too much heat or warmth
  • … has a dehumidifying cycle that's supposed to dry out a humid room without overcooling it.
  • Consumer Reports
  • Conventional greenhouse additions overheat, overcool and tend to frost up when it's cold and windy.
  • The Globe and Mail (Canada)

First Known Use of overcool

1590

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up overcool? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!