refrigerator

noun
re·​frig·​er·​a·​tor | \ ri-ˈfri-jə-ˌrā-tər How to pronounce refrigerator (audio) \

Definition of refrigerator

: something that refrigerates especially : a room or appliance for keeping food or other items cool

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Marinate the lamb for at least two hours, in or out of the refrigerator, turning occasionally. Bill St. John, The Denver Post, "How to manage food mishaps in the kitchen," 31 July 2019 When the bullets ended, the handgun was on top of the refrigerator. Tim Prudente, baltimoresun.com, "Allegations of planted evidence, grim details as 4th murder trial opens for Keith Davis Jr. in Baltimore," 16 July 2019 Audichron originally employed analog drum recorders and equipment about the size of a refrigerator. René A. Guzman, ExpressNews.com, "‘Frost Bank time’ keeps on ticking after almost 80 years," 5 July 2019 One year, his design resembled the front of a refrigerator packed with photos of Ohio attractions. USA TODAY, "Robot hostesses, veggie booze, ‘civil death’: News from around our 50 states," 4 July 2019 One year, his design resembled the front of a refrigerator packed with photos of Ohio attractions. Washington Post, "State mapmaker brings creativity, whimsy to Ohio road maps," 2 July 2019 But unlike other types of bacteria, Listeria can still grow in the low temperatures of a refrigerator. Holly Yan And Allen Kim, CNN, "What is listeria? Everything you need to know," 2 July 2019 Mainly, because at the time computers were the size of a refrigerator, and Steve Jobs was still in middle school. Gary Richards, The Mercury News, "Idling cop cars need to be cool on hot days: Roadshow," 30 June 2019 Currently, most terrestrial atomic clocks are the size of a refrigerator. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "How a Toaster-Sized Atomic Clock Could Pave the Way for Deep Space Exploration," 26 June 2019

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First Known Use of refrigerator

1611, in the meaning defined above

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refrigerator

noun

English Language Learners Definition of refrigerator

: a device or room that is used to keep things (such as food and drinks) cold

refrigerator

noun
re·​frig·​er·​a·​tor | \ ri-ˈfri-jə-ˌrā-tər How to pronounce refrigerator (audio) \

Kids Definition of refrigerator

: a device or room for keeping articles (as food) cool

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