cooling tower
noun Date: 1901 a structure over which circulated water is trickled to reduce its temperature by partial evaporation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cooling tower — n. large tower through which hot water is moved around to reduce its temperature by partial evaporation (used in industries to cool hot water before reutilizing it as a cooling agent) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cooling tower — noun a tall, open topped, cylindrical concrete tower, used for cooling water or condensing steam from an industrial process …   English new terms dictionary

  • cooling tower — Energy. 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. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

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