Definition of refrigerate
: to make or keep cold or cool; specifically : to freeze or chill for preservation foods that should be refrigerated
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
Recent Examples of refrigerate from the Web
Chocolate butter Makes 1 3/4 cups Note: The flavored butter can be refrigerated for up to two weeks or frozen for up to three months.
Or, refrigerate up to 3 days and serve cold or at room temperature.
The dough also may be refrigerated for up to two days.
Place in a container and refrigerate until ready to use.
Remove from heat and allow to cool, then refrigerate.
Serve immediately or refrigerate for a few hours until chilled through.
New high-efficiency refrigerated cases, to display cold grocery items, were installed.
Gliniecki once bloodied his tongue by tying stiff, refrigerated stems.
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REFRIGERATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of refrigerate for English Language Learners
: to put or keep (something, such as food) in a refrigerator in order to make it cold or keep it fresh
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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