Refrigerate

  • 1 Refrigerate — Re*frig er*ate ( [=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Refrigerated} ( [=a] t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Refrigerating}.] [L. refrigeratus, p. p. of refrigerare; pref. re re + frigerare to make cool, fr. frigus, frigoris, coolness. See {Frigid}.] To cause to …

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  • 2 refrigerate — (v.) 1530s, from L. refrigeratus, pp. of refrigerare (see REFRIGERATION (Cf. refrigeration)). Related: Refrigerated; refrigerating. Earlier words in the same sense of to make cold, to cool were infrigiden, infrigidate (both early 15c.) …

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  • 3 refrigerate — [v] chill, usually in storage aircondition, air cool, cool, freeze, ice, keep cold, make cold; concepts 202,255 Ant. heat, warm …

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  • 4 refrigerate — ► VERB ▪ subject (food or drink) to cold in order to chill or preserve it. DERIVATIVES refrigeration noun. ORIGIN Latin refrigerare make cool , from frigus cold …

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  • 5 refrigerate — [ri frijə rāt΄] vt. refrigerated, refrigerating [< L refrigeratus, pp. of refrigerare, to make cool or cold < re , intens. + frigerare, to cool < frigus, cold: see FRIGID] 1. to make or keep cool or cold; chill 2. to preserve (food,… …

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  • 6 refrigerate — [[t]rɪfrɪ̱ʤəreɪt[/t]] refrigerates, refrigerating, refrigerated VERB If you refrigerate food, you make it cold, for example by putting it in a fridge, usually in order to preserve it. [V n] Refrigerate the dough overnight. [V ed] ...a lorry with… …

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  • 7 refrigerate — UK [rɪˈfrɪdʒəreɪt] / US [rɪˈfrɪdʒəˌreɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms refrigerate : present tense I/you/we/they refrigerate he/she/it refrigerates present participle refrigerating past tense refrigerated past participle refrigerated to keep food… …

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  • 8 refrigerate — verb /ɹɪˈfɹɪdʒəɹeɪt/ Now specifically, to keep cool by containing within a refrigerator. the other [artery] goes to the lungs, to fetch air to refrigerate the heart. See Also: refrigerant, refrigeration, refrigerator …

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  • 9 refrigerate — re|fri|ge|rate [rıˈfrıdʒəreıt] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of refrigerare, from frigerare to make cold ] to make something such as food or liquid cold in a refrigerator in order to preserve it ▪ Refrigerate the… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 refrigerate — verb (T) to make something such as food or liquid cold in order to preserve it: refrigerate the mixture overnight refrigeration noun (U) …

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  • 11 refrigerate — verb don t refrigerate the bananas Syn: keep cold, cool, cool down, chill; freeze Ant: heat …

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  • 12 refrigerate — transitive verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Latin refrigeratus, past participle of refrigerare, from re + frigerare to cool, from frigor , frigus cold more at frigid Date: 1534 to make or keep cold or cool; specifically to freeze or chill (as food) …

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  • 13 refrigerate — refrigerative, refrigeratory /ri frij euhr euh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. /ri frij euh rayt /, v.t., refrigerated, refrigerating. to make or keep cold or cool, as for preservation. [1525 35; < L refrigeratus, ptp. of refrigerare to make cool, equiv …

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  • 14 refrigerate — Synonyms and related words: air condition, air cool, anhydrate, benumb, bite, blast freeze, brine, chill, cool, corn, cure, cut, dehydrate, desiccate, dry, dry cure, dry salt, embalm, evaporate, freeze, freeze dry, freshen, frost, frostbite, fume …

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  • 15 refrigerate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. cool, ice, freeze, infrigidate; benumb, chill [to the marrow]; quick freeze. See cold. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. chill, cool, keep cold, freeze; see cool 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. chill,… …

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  • 16 refrigerate — re|frig|er|ate [ rı frıdʒə,reıt ] verb transitive to keep food or drinks cold by putting them in a refrigerator ╾ re|frig|er|a|tion [ rı,frıdʒə reıʃn ] noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 refrigerate — re·frig·er·ate || rɪ frɪdÊ’É™reɪt v. make cold, chill, cause a drop in temperature …

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  • 18 refrigerate — verb subject (food or drink) to cold in order to chill or preserve it. Derivatives refrigeration noun refrigeratory adjective Origin ME: from L. refrigerat , refrigerare make cool , from re back + frigus, frigor cold …

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  • 19 refrigerate — v. a. Cool, chill, make cool, reduce the heat of, refresh …

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  • 20 refrigerate — v put in the refrigerator, keep cold, keep cool, keep in the refrigerator or icebox; cool, chill, congeal; put in the freezer, freeze, Physics. regelate, keep in the freezer …

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