coolant

Definitions

General Science

Aviation

  • noun a substance, usually liquid, used to cool something such as an engine

Cars & Driving

  • noun a mixture of water and anti-freeze (usually now with corrosion inhibitors) in the cooling system

Construction

  • A fluid used to transfer heat from a heat source to a heat exchanger, where the heat is removed and the coolant is usually recycled.

Electronics

  • A fluid, such as air, water, or oil, which serves to remove heat from a device, component, piece of equipment, machine, or system.

Military

  • noun a fluid designed to stop an engine from overheating
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