re·​frig·​er·​a·​tion ri-ˌfrij-ə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce refrigeration (audio)
: a deliberate lowering of the temperature of the body or of a part (as a leg) for therapeutic purposes or to facilitate surgery

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“Refrigeration.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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