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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Apartments will have Sonos sound systems, Nest thermostats, and select units will include Kitchen Aid appliances and wine refrigerators. Nancy Sarnoff, Houston Chronicle, "Pearl Marketplace opens in Midtown; Whole Foods to follow next year," 11 June 2019 The refrigerator cooled overnight but conked out again the next day. Sean P. Murphy, BostonGlobe.com, "A broken refrigerator and the store that took too long to make things right," 10 June 2019 As the unloading progressed throughout the week, well over a hundred people milled about the dock, drinking beer and making deals on stoves and refrigerators the moment the cargo reached Haitian soil. Rowan Moore Gerety, Harper's magazine, "Downstream," 10 June 2019 Inside the kitchen Two refrigerators face each other inside the marsupial care building’s kitchen. San Diego Union-Tribune, "‘Roos, geese, and a blue-tongued lizard: Behind the scenes at San Diego Zoo Safari Park," 8 June 2019 Walmart said that the workers will go through an extensive training program that would prepare them for things like how to select the freshest groceries and how best to organize the refrigerator. Washington Post, "Walmart service to deliver groceries inside customers’ homes," 7 June 2019 Training program Walmart said that the workers will go through an extensive training program that would prepare them for things like how to select the freshest groceries and how best to organize the refrigerator. CBS News, "Walmart to deliver groceries inside your home -- while you watch remotely," 7 June 2019 Walmart conducted a pilot test in which grocery orders were placed in a customer's refrigerator in 2017. Charisse Jones, USA TODAY, "Forget the porch. Walmart will deliver groceries right to your fridge starting this fall," 7 June 2019 Walmart said that the workers will go through an extensive training program that would prepare them for things like how to select the freshest groceries and how best to organize the refrigerator. Anne D'innocenzio, chicagotribune.com, "Walmart can stock your fridge. Literally: A worker will deliver groceries and put them in your refrigerator when you're not home.," 7 June 2019

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First Known Use of refrigerator

1611, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of refrigerator was in 1611

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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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