refrigerate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɹɪˈfɹɪdʒəɹeɪt/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

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.
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970:
      , Bk.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.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (within a refrigerator): fridge

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Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

refrigerate

  1. inflection of refrigerare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

Etymology 2[edit]

Participle[edit]

refrigerate f pl

  1. feminine plural of refrigerato

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

refrīgerāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of refrīgerō