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[pree-kool] /priˈkul/
verb (used with object)
to cool in advance; cool artificially, as meat or fresh produce, before shipping.
Origin of precool
1900-05; pre- + cool
Related forms
precooler, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for precool
  • Water cooled in the tower is circulated through the coil to precool outdoor air.
  • Put the container of beetles on the crushed ice in the ice bucket to precool them before putting them on the ice block.
  • precool two units for four hours at the minimum specification temperature.
  • Chilled and hot-water coils can now be used in the outside air system to preheat or precool outside air.
Word Origin and History for precool

also pre-cool, 1904, from pre- + cool (v.). Related: Precooled; precooling.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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