reducing bodily heat or fever.
- non·re·frig·er·ant, adjective, noun
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How to use refrigerant in a sentence
The federal and international focus was on stopping production of a dangerous refrigerant.
The source of many harmful chlorine radicals in the atmosphere were refrigerants used in air conditioning and aerosol cans.
Yet regardless of the refrigerant used, cooling still requires energy.
By then, CFCs were used not only as refrigerants but also as spray can propellants, manufacturing degreasers, and foam-blowing agents.
Although the number of refrigerant molecules in the atmosphere is far fewer than those of other greenhouse gases, their destructive force, molecule for molecule, is far greater.
When both together, the Citrate of Potash would undergo oxidation, and thus exert an operation in the blood of a refrigerant kind.The Action of Medicines in the System | Frederick William Headland
Occasionally alcohol or vinegar may be added with advantage to the water, with the view of increasing its refrigerant effects.
If the inflammation is severe, let the patient use a refrigerant lotion.One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed | C. A. Bogardus
It is a consideration, Sir Poet, which may serve as a refrigerant for their ardour.Colloquies on Society | Robert Southey
Astringent and refrigerant; highly extolled in chronic dysentery, diarrha, English cholera, and relaxations generally.
British Dictionary definitions for refrigerant
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
causing cooling or freezing
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Scientific definitions for refrigerant
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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