Meaning of pre-cool in English:


Pronunciation /priːˈkuːl/


[with object]
  • Cool in advance.

    as adjective pre-cooled ‘clean, pre-cooled glass slides’
    • ‘To pre-cool tulips, hyacinths and crocuses, store at 35-45° F, for instance in a refrigerator crisper drawer, for a minimum of 6 weeks and up to 14 + weeks.’
    • ‘Users of the Japanese toilet can program it to pre-heat or pre-cool a bathroom at a specific time at a set temperature.’
    • ‘Just before the race Radcliffe wore a specially designed pre-cool vest for 30 minutes to keep her body temperature low.’
    • ‘The emperor's arteries and veins lie close together so that blood is pre-cooled on the way to the bird's feet, wings and bill and warmed on the way back to the heart.’
    • ‘Return gas flows back through the heat exchanger to pre-cool the incoming high pressure gas mixture.’
    • ‘Then I let the fruit boil for 10 minutes, then removed from the heat and tested for setting by putting a spoon of the jam on a plate pre-cooled in the freezer: if it develops a skin once cooled it's set.’
    • ‘He remarked that facilities like pre-cooling, grading, packing and ripening chambers will be provided at the private markets.’
    • ‘Cold-hardy bulbs that need pre-cooling in warm winter regions must be treated as annuals and new bulbs must be planted the following fall.’
    • ‘Cooling is provided using ground water that pre-cools and dehumidifies the incoming air, and then runs through high-level cooling convectors in the offices for additional effect.’
    • ‘With this design, automakers can offer a ‘smart start’ system where the car is pre-heated or pre-cooled.’
    • ‘Dewar used liquid air to pre-cool compressed hydrogen, reducing its temperature enough to liquefy the gas by expansion.’
    • ‘It is the world's first car to have a remote-controlled pre-cooling air-conditioning system.’
    • ‘Lily-of-the-Valley are often pre-cooled when you buy them, so they will bloom three to four weeks after planting.’
    • ‘The samples collected from the eight plots were placed in a pre-cooled box which was then transported to the laboratory.’
    • ‘Likewise, refrigeration units now have automatic start-up timers for pre-cooling trailers.’