frigorific

[frig-uh-rif-ik]

adjective

causing or producing cold.

Nearby words

  1. frigidaire,
  2. frigidarium,
  3. frigidity,
  4. frigidly,
  5. frigidoreceptor,
  6. frijol,
  7. frijole,
  8. frijoles,
  9. frijoles refritos,
  10. frill

Origin of frigorific

1660–70; < Latin frīgorificus cooling, equivalent to frīgor- (stem of frīgus) cold + -i- -i- + -ficus -fic

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British Dictionary definitions for frigorific

frigorific

adjective

obsolete causing cold or freezing

Word Origin for frigorific

C17: from French frigorifique, from Latin frīgorificus, from frīgus cold, coldness + facere to make

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Word Origin and History for frigorific

frigorific

adj.

"causing cold," 1660s, from French frigorifique, from Late Latin frigorificus "cooling," from Latin frigus (genitive frigoris) "cold, cool, coolness" (see frigid) + -ficus "making," root of facere "make, do" (see factitious).

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