unrefrigerated

adjective
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

Examples of unrefrigerated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Note: Don't leave unrefrigerated food out for more than two hours. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Bagged peaches sold at Aldi stores recalled for salmonella," 22 Aug. 2020 This funeral home had been in the news after neighbors reported bodies left in unrefrigerated trucks on the street. National Geographic, "Systemic racism and coronavirus are killing people of color. Protesting isn't enough," 4 June 2020 Dozens of bodies were found in two unrefrigerated U-Haul trucks at the funeral home, reports CBS New York. CBS News, "NYC funeral home stored dozens of bodies in U-Haul trucks, producing "overwhelming" stench," 30 Apr. 2020 Last week, a Brooklyn funeral home seized national attention when authorities uncovered dozens of decomposing bodies in unrefrigerated trucks outside Andrew T. Cleckley Funeral Services. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, "Long-term disaster morgue opens in NYC to assist overwhelmed funeral homes during pandemic," 5 May 2020 Longer-lasting produce could be shipped by boat instead of flown to a retailer or transported in unrefrigerated trucks to reduce emissions. Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN, "Kroger will start selling longer-lasting avocados this week," 18 Sep. 2019 After a power outage, some food that has gone unrefrigerated must be eaten right away or get thrown out. The Christian Science Monitor, "Mountain climbing with Spirit," 30 Aug. 2019 Flies buzz around overflowing trash and unrefrigerated food. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Facing Trump’s asylum limits, refugees from as far as Africa languish in a Mexican camp," 8 July 2019 Flies buzz around overflowing trash and unrefrigerated food. Molly O'toole, latimes.com, "Facing Trump’s asylum limits, refugees from as far as Africa languish in a Mexican camp," 8 July 2019

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First Known Use of unrefrigerated

1581, in the meaning defined above

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“Unrefrigerated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrefrigerated. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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