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COOL, adjective [G., cold, to cool; chilliness; to blow strong.]

1. Moderately cold; being of a temperature between hot and cold; as cool air; cool water.

2. Not ardent or zealous; not angry; not fond; not excited by passion of any kind; indifferent; as a cool friend; a cool temper; a cool lover.

3. Not retaining heat; light; as a cool dress.

COOL, noun A moderate state of cold; moderate temperature of the air between hot and cold; as the cool of the day; the cool of the morning or evening.

COOL, verb transitive

1. To allay heat; to make cool or cold; to reduce the temperature of a substance; as, ice wools water.

Send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue. Luke 16:24.

2. To moderate excitement of temper; to allay, as passion of any kind; to calm, as anger; to abate, as love; to moderate, as desire, zeal or ardor; to render indifferent.

COOL, verb intransitive

1. To become less hot; to lose heat. Let tea or coffee cool to the temperature of the blood, before it is drank.

2. To lose the heat of excitement or passion; to become less ardent, angry, zealous, or affectionate; to become more moderate. Speak not in a passion; first let your temper cool