re·​frig·​er·​a·​tor ri-ˈfri-jə-ˌrā-tər How to pronounce refrigerator (audio)
: something that refrigerates
especially : a room or appliance for keeping food or other items cool

Examples of refrigerator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator, and bring to room temperature when ready to use. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 29 May 2024 For a quick home remedy, save your chamomile tea bag and place it in the refrigerator after brewing. Debbie Wolfe, Popular Science, 27 May 2024 Michael Dell, Dell’s chief executive and founder, said his company would offer new data center systems that packed 72 of the new Blackwell chips in a computer rack, standard structures that stand a bit taller than a refrigerator. Don Clark, New York Times, 22 May 2024 Cold foods should be kept at 40°F or below by keeping them in the refrigerator, cooler, insulated container, or over ice. Chantelle Lee, TIME, 21 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for refrigerator 

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of refrigerator was in 1611

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“Refrigerator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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re·​frig·​er·​a·​tor ri-ˈfrij-ə-ˌrāt-ər How to pronounce refrigerator (audio)
: a device or room for keeping articles (as food) cool

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