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refrigerant

[ ri-frij-er-uhnt ]
/ rɪˈfrɪdʒ ər ənt /
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adjective
refrigerating; cooling.
reducing bodily heat or fever.
noun
a refrigerant agent, as a drug.
a liquid capable of vaporizing at a low temperature, as ammonia, used in mechanical refrigeration.
a cooling substance, as ice or solid carbon dioxide, used in a refrigerator.
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Origin of refrigerant

1590–1600; <Latin refrīgerant- (stem of refrīgerāns), present participle of refrīgerāre.See refrigerate, -ant

OTHER WORDS FROM refrigerant

non·re·frig·er·ant, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for refrigerant

refrigerant
/ (rɪˈfrɪdʒərənt) /

noun
a fluid capable of changes of phase at low temperatures: used as the working fluid of a refrigerator
a cooling substance, such as ice or solid carbon dioxide
med an agent that provides a sensation of coolness or reduces fever
adjective
causing cooling or freezing
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Scientific definitions for refrigerant

refrigerant
[ rĭ-frĭjər-ənt ]

A substance, such as ice or ammonia, used to cool something by absorbing heat from it. Refrigerants are usually substances that evaporate quickly. In the process of evaporation they draw heat from surrounding substances.
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