frig·​o·​rif·​ic | \ ˌfri-gə-ˈri-fik How to pronounce frigorific (audio) \

Definition of frigorific

: causing cold : chilling

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Such is the effect of apricity, which allows me to deliciate in the waning of frigorific weather. Robert Klose, The Christian Science Monitor, "A few old words worth rescuing," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of frigorific

1667, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for frigorific

Latin frigorificus, from frigor-, frigus frost

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The first known use of frigorific was in 1667

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Medical Definition of frigorific

: causing cold frigorific mixtures

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