cooling tower

noun Energy.
a usually cylindrical structure, sometimes of very great size, in which heat is extracted from water that has been used for cooling, as in a nuclear reactor.

Origin:
1900–05

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cooling tower
 
n
a tall hollow structure in which steam is condensed or water that is used as a coolant in some industrial process is allowed to cool for reuse by trickling down a surface

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We know the cloud of steam that comes from the cooling tower isn't radioactive.
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