un·​re·​frig·​er·​at·​ed ˌən-ri-ˈfri-jə-ˌrā-təd How to pronounce unrefrigerated (audio)
: not refrigerated: such as
: not kept frozen or chilled for preservation
food that was left unrefrigerated for too long
: not equipped to provide refrigeration
unrefrigerated containers

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web When closed, the water helps form an airtight seal, which keeps the butter fresh while the crock is left unrefrigerated. Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 24 Nov. 2022 Eat cut melon right away and throw away any unrefrigerated for four or more hours, the CDC said. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 10 Nov. 2022 One programmer, Sheon Han, tweeted a picture of the Twitter logo next to a head of lettuce, in a spoof on the U.K. tabloid stunt to see if an unrefrigerated head of lettuce would last longer than Prime Minister Liz Truss. Meghan Bobrowsky, WSJ, 5 Nov. 2022 Sarasota workers are ripping out and replacing carpets and drywall where water breached school buildings and discarding spoiled cafeteria food that went unrefrigerated in the days without electricity. Cheyanne Mumphrey, BostonGlobe.com, 5 Oct. 2022 The unrefrigerated bodies were in various states of decomposition when they were found, with police alleging the longest had been stored at the facility since March. Caleb Stultz, The Courier-Journal, 31 Aug. 2022 The unrefrigerated bodies, at least one of which had been at the funeral home since March, were in various states of decomposition, and the petition noted three of the building’s four air conditioning units weren’t functional. Matthew Glowicki, The Courier-Journal, 5 Aug. 2022 By Wednesday, the protests had spread, threatening supply chain delays and even produce carried in unrefrigerated trucks. Laura L. Davis, USA TODAY, 13 Apr. 2022 After all, the FDA states that prepared food should no longer be consumed after it has been left unrefrigerated for two hours, and the clock was ticking on an 82-degree afternoon on the day of one of the biggest sporting events of the year. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 16 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1581, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unrefrigerated was in 1581

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“Unrefrigerated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrefrigerated. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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