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Having a cooling effect.
A substance that has a cooling effect or gives a cooling sensation.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences. From post-classical Latin algefacient-, algefaciens, present participle of algefacere to make cold from classical Latin algēre to be cold + facere to make; compare classical Latin calefacere to make warm.
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