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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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 The bacteria is most prevalent in the summer, when warmer weather and unrefrigerated foods create an ideal environment for salmonella to grow. Kate Gibson, CBS News, "Papayas from Mexico linked to salmonella outbreak in U.S.," 1 July 2019 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

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First Known Use of unrefrigerated

1581, in the meaning defined above

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