refrigerating engine

variants: or refrigerating machine

Definition of refrigerating engine

: an apparatus working in a reversed heat-engine cycle for utilizing mechanical energy (as by compressing and expanding ammonia gas) to extract heat from a substance (as circulating brine) — compare brayton cycle

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“Refrigerating engine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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