from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Cooling or freezing; refrigerating.
  • adj. Medicine Reducing fever.
  • n. A substance, such as air, ammonia, water, or carbon dioxide, used to provide cooling either as the working substance of a refrigerator or by direct absorption of heat.
  • n. Medicine An agent used to reduce fever.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. That cools or freezes
  • n. A substance used in a heat cycle that undergoes a phase change between gas and liquid to allow the cooling, as in refrigerators, air conditioners, etc.
  • n. That which makes cool or cold, such as a medicine for allaying the symptoms of fever.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Cooling; allaying heat or fever.
  • n. That which makes to be cool or cold; specifically, a medicine or an application for allaying fever, or the symptoms of fever; -- used also figuratively.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Abating heat; cooling.
  • n. Anything which abates the sensation of heat, or cools.
  • n. Figuratively, anything which allays or extinguishes.
  • n. A refrigerating agent; a refrigerator.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. causing cooling or freezing
  • n. any substance used to provide cooling (as in a refrigerator)


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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