refrigerate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From participle stem of Latin refrigerare (to make cold), from re- + frigerare.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɹɪˈfɹɪdʒəɹeɪt/

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refrigerate (third-person singular simple present refrigerates, present participle refrigerating, simple past and past participle refrigerated)

  1. (transitive, obsolete in general sense) To cool down, make cool.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, Book 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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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

refrigerate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of refrigerare
  2. second-person plural imperative of refrigerare
  3. feminine plural of refrigerato

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

rēfrīgerāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of rēfrīgerō