Simple Definition of refrigerate
: to put or keep (something, such as food) in a refrigerator in order to make it cold or keep it fresh
Full Definition of refrigerate
: to make or keep cold or cool; specifically : to freeze or chill (as food) for preservation
refrigerationplay \-ˌfri-jə-ˈrā-shən\ noun
Examples of refrigerate in a sentence
Refrigerate the mixture for an hour before serving.
<refrigerate the cake after you frost it so that the frosting doesn't melt>
Origin and Etymology of refrigerate
Latin refrigeratus, past participle of refrigerare, from re- + frigerare to cool, from frigor-, frigus cold — more at frigid
First Known Use: 1534
REFRIGERATE Defined for Kids
Definition of refrigerate for Students
: to make or keep cold or cool especially by placing in a refrigerator
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