refrigerate
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ɹɪˈfɹɪdʒəɹeɪt/
Verb

refrigerate (refrigerates, present participle refrigerating; past and past participle refrigerated)

  1. (transitive, obsolete in general sense) To cool down, make cool.
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970 ↗:
      , Bk.I, New York 2001, p.149:
      the other [artery] goes to the lungs, to fetch air to refrigerate the heart.
  2. (transitive) Now specifically, to keep cool by containing within a refrigerator.
    Please refrigerate your uncooked meats at or below 40° Fahrenheit.
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