or cool-down

[ kool-doun ]

  1. a period of low-impact or slower exercise following a more intense workout to allow the body to gradually return to its normal physiological level.

verb phrasecool down
  1. to bring the body back to its normal physiological level after fast, vigorous exercise or activity by gradually slowing the pace of activity or by doing gentle exercises or stretches.

Origin of cooldown

First recorded in 1910–15; cool (in the verb sense “to make or become cool” + down1 (in the adverb sense “from a higher to a lower state”); the noun is derived from the verb phrase Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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Also, cool off.

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