refrigerator
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ɹɪˈfɹɪd͡ʒəˌɹeɪtə/
  • (America) IPA: /ɹɪˈfɹɪd͡ʒəˌɹeɪɾɚ/, /ɹəˈfɹɪd͡ʒəˌɹeɪɾɚ/
Noun

refrigerator (plural refrigerators)

  1. A household appliance used for keeping food fresh by refrigeration (short form fridge).
  2. One who has a chilling influence.
    • 1852-53, Charles Dickens, Bleak House
      […] in a state of sublime satisfaction, he moves among the company, a magnificent refrigerator.
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