un·​re·​frig·​er·​at·​ed | \ ˌən-ri-ˈfri-jə-ˌrā-təd How to pronounce unrefrigerated (audio) \

Definition of unrefrigerated

: not refrigerated: such as
a : not kept frozen or chilled for preservation food that was left unrefrigerated for too long
b : not equipped to provide refrigeration unrefrigerated containers

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More often, the unrefrigerated metal containers turn dangerously hot in the South Texas sun. Nicholas Kulish, The Seattle Times, "Human smuggling cat-and-mouse game plays out beyond the U.S.-Mexico border," 9 July 2018 In addition, unrefrigerated summer salads and fruits and vegetables that haven’t been properly cleaned as well as dairy products left sitting out too long can make people sick, Sokalski said. Donna Vickroy, Daily Southtown, "Raw meat, unwashed produce and contaminated kitchen towels can lead to food poisoning," 20 June 2018 Swanson Funeral Home in Flint was closed in July after maggots were found on the floor of a garage where unrefrigerated bodies were stored. Fox News, "Detroit funeral home's license suspended after violations," 25 Apr. 2018 Of 10 bodies found in the unrefrigerated garage at Swanson Funeral Home in Flint last year, one was not embalmed and had been there about six weeks. Washington Post, "Funeral home horrors put spotlight on spotty US regulations," 28 Oct. 2017 His body went unrefrigerated for so long that the funeral director could not embalm his badly decomposed corpse. Frances Robles, New York Times, "Puerto Rico’s Health Care Is in Dire Condition, Three Weeks After Maria," 10 Oct. 2017 Discard opened unrefrigerated insulin after 28 days. Naseem S. Miller, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Hurricane Irma: checklist for people with diabetes," 6 Sep. 2017 But the ad hoc smuggling system is fraught with delays and faulty equipment, as well as misjudgments about how long people can survive packed into often-unrefrigerated metal boxes in the Texas heat. Manny Fernandez, Nicholas Kulish And Susan Anasagasti, New York Times, "Big Rigs, a Human Smuggling Mainstay, Often Become Rolling Traps," 30 July 2017 Officials said issues at the facility included unrefrigerated bodies stored for months, a strong stench of decomposition at the home and maggots in the garage. Elisha Anderson, Detroit Free Press, "Son regrets using funeral home shut by state: 'If I had only known'," 22 July 2017

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1581, in the meaning defined above

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