warm-down

or warm·down

[ wawrm-doun ]
/ ˈwɔrmˌdaʊn /

noun

a tapering off or recovery from strenuous physical exercise, especially running or racing, by slowing down or doing light stretches.

verb phrase warm down

to conclude or follow a period of strenuous physical exercise by walking or gentle stretching.

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Origin of warm-down

First recorded in 1950–55; warm (in the verb sense “to make warm, heat”) + down1 (in the adverb sense “from a higher to a lower state or condition”); the verb phrase is derived from the noun
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British Dictionary definitions for warm-down

warm-down

noun

light exercises performed to aid recovery from strenuous physical activity
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