refrigerate

verb re·frig·er·ate \ ri-ˈfri-jə-ˌrāt \
Updated on: 20 Apr 2018

Definition of refrigerate

refrigerated; refrigerating
: to make or keep cold or cool; specifically : to freeze or chill for preservation
  • foods that should be refrigerated

refrigeration

play \ri-ˌfri-jə-ˈrā-shən\ noun

Examples of refrigerate in a Sentence

  1. Refrigerate the mixture for an hour before serving.

  2. refrigerate the cake after you frost it so that the frosting doesn't melt

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Origin and Etymology of refrigerate

Latin refrigeratus, past participle of refrigerare, from re- + frigerare to cool, from frigor-, frigus cold — more at frigid

refrigerate Synonyms

Synonyms

chill, cool;

Antonyms

heat, toast, warm;

Near Antonyms

bake, boil, broil, steam;

heat-treat, temper;

microwave;


REFRIGERATE Defined for English Language Learners

refrigerate

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

refrigerate

verb re·frig·er·ate \ ri-ˈfri-jə-ˌrāt \

Definition of refrigerate for Students

refrigerated; refrigerating
: to make or keep cold or cool especially by placing in a refrigerator


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