refrigerator

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refrigerator (plural refrigerators)

An open refrigerator
  1. A household appliance used for keeping food fresh by refrigeration (short form fridge).
    • 2013 June 1, “A better waterworks”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8838, page 5 (Technology Quarterly): 
      An artificial kidney these days still means a refrigerator-sized dialysis machine. Such devices mimic the way real kidneys cleanse blood and eject impurities and surplus water as urine.
  2. One who has a chilling influence.
    • Charles Dickens, Bleak House
      [] in a state of sublime satisfaction, he moves among the company, a magnificent refrigerator.

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rēfrīgerātor

  1. second-person singular future passive imperative of rēfrīgerō
  2. third-person singular future passive imperative of rēfrīgerō