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refrigerate


verb (used with object), re·frig·er·at·ed, re·frig·er·at·ing.

  1. to make or keep cold or cool, as for preservation.

verb

  1. to make or become frozen or cold, esp for preservative purposes; chill or freeze
v.

1530s, back-formation from refrigeration, or else from Latin refrigeratus, past participle of refrigerare “make cool or cold.” 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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