unrefrigerated

adjective

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

Examples of unrefrigerated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While it's sold unrefrigerated and left out seemingly all day on restaurant tables, people are generally at odds about how the condiment should be stored once the seal has been broken. Cori Sears, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 May 2024 The Food and Drug Administration recommends tossing any eggs that were left unrefrigerated for more than 2 hours — and if temperatures were above 90 degrees, they should be thrown away after one hour. Cara Lynn Shultz, Peoplemag, 1 Apr. 2024 National Motor Museum/Heritage Images via Getty Images Short range and slow speeds weren’t a problem, as a milk round (on an unrefrigerated, open-sided truck) wasn’t long, and the comparatively smooth electric ride meant there was less chance of bottles breaking en route. Hazel Southwell, Ars Technica, 28 July 2023 Salmonella infections are most common in the summer, when warm weather and unrefrigerated foods create ideal conditions for the bacteria to grow. Erin Prater, Fortune Well, 25 Oct. 2023 There’s a little wooden flute, a model of the prison on Robben Island that held Nelson Mandela (the film’s humor has aged like unrefrigerated milk). Melvin Backman, Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2023 Bodies in various states of decomposition — some possibly there since March 2022 — were found unrefrigerated at the facility, officials said. Rae Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 16 Aug. 2023 Boats harvest in huge quantities, and when fish holds fill up, sometimes the catch has to sit on deck, unrefrigerated, before it’s delivered to processors. Nathaniel Herz, Anchorage Daily News, 27 July 2023 The unrefrigerated bodies were found in various states of decomposition, and some had been at the funeral home since March. Clark County Prosecutor Jeremy Mull said the many charges against Lankford and existing court backups from the COVID-19 pandemic complicated the process. CBS News, 27 May 2023

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'unrefrigerated.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1581, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unrefrigerated was in 1581

Dictionary Entries Near unrefrigerated

Cite this Entry

“Unrefrigerated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrefrigerated. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!