frig·​o·​rif·​ic ˌfri-gə-ˈri-fik How to pronounce frigorific (audio)
: causing cold : chilling

Examples of frigorific in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cooler, in all its frigorific glory, offers icy relaxation. Rebekah Peppler, New York Times, 18 Aug. 2022 Such is the effect of apricity, which allows me to deliciate in the waning of frigorific weather. Robert Klose, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 May 2018

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Word History


Latin frigorificus, from frigor-, frigus frost

First Known Use

1667, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of frigorific was in 1667

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Cite this Entry

“Frigorific.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition


frig·​o·​rif·​ic ˌfrig-ə-ˈrif-ik How to pronounce frigorific (audio)
: causing cold
frigorific mixtures
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