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cooling tower

noun, Energy.
1.
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
1900-1905
1900-05
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British Dictionary definitions for cooling-tower

cooling tower

noun
1.
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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