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verb (used with object)
  1. to cool in advance; cool artificially, as meat or fresh produce, before shipping.

Origin of precool

First recorded in 1900–05; pre- + cool
Related formspre·cool·er, noun
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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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