Definition of refrigerator
: something that refrigerates; especially : a room or appliance for keeping food or other items cool
Recent Examples of refrigerator from the Web
Cut chilled dough in half; rewrap remaining half and return to refrigerator. 13.
Keep one jar in the refrigerator to use and keep the rest in the freezer until ready to use.
Office worker Muzaffar Ahmed took off half a day to shop for a washing machine and refrigerator with his wife and twin toddler boys.
Reserve until ready to build the sandwich; these will keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Remove chickens from refrigerator and set out on your counter.
Investigators say the Grenfell Tower fire began when a refrigerator exploded in an apartment on the fourth floor.
Keep your cherries fresh: The best way to store cherries is unwashed and uncovered in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Investigators say that a refrigerator caused the blaze at the Grenfell Tower in London on June 14, which resulted in the deaths of at least 79 people.
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First Known Use of refrigerator
REFRIGERATOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of refrigerator for English Language Learners
: a device or room that is used to keep things (such as food and drinks) cold
REFRIGERATOR Defined for Kids
Definition of refrigerator for Students
: a device or room for keeping articles (as food) cool
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