causing or producing cold.
polar, raw, freezing, chilly, frigid, cold, glacial, frosty, arctic, biting, bitter, chill, chilling, gelid, glaring, shivery, antarctic, iced, rimy, shivering
Origin of frigorific
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This vaporization of liquids is a frigorific or cooling process, and when most rapid the frigorific effect reaches its maximum.
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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