slight or negligible comfort; scarce consolation.
Slight or no consolation. For example, He can’t lend us his canoe but will tell us where to rent one—that’s cold comfort. The adjective cold was being applied to comfort in this sense by the early 1300s, and Shakespeare used the idiom numerous times.
noun 1. a creamy cosmetic, typically of oily consistency, used to cleanse or soothe the skin, especially of the face and neck, or to remove makeup. noun 1. an emulsion of water and fat used cosmetically for softening and cleansing the skin
- Cold-cure resin
cold-cure resin n. See autopolymer resin.
noun 1. Usually, cold cuts. slices of unheated salami, bologna, ham, liverwurst, turkey, or other meats and sometimes cheeses.
- Cold dark matter
noun in science, invisible matter consisting of massive particles with low energy, presently hypothetical Word Origin matter + dark ‘invisible’ + cold ‘lacking energy, slow’