- to make or keep cold or cool, as for preservation.
Origin of refrigerate
Examples from the Web for refrigerate
MAKE IT AHEAD: Assemble the pot pies completely, cover tightly, and refrigerate for up to a day or freeze for up to a month.Make These Barefoot Contessa Chicken Pot Pies
November 29, 2014
Brush the packages all over with melted butter, cover, and refrigerate until ready to bake.The Barefoot Contessa’s Tasty Trip to Paris
November 27, 2014
The inability to refrigerate has meant the end of perishables in Mosul such as meat and dairy.ISIS Robs Christians Fleeing Its Edict in Mosul: Convert, Leave, or Die
July 22, 2014
If you are not serving immediately, refrigerate and bring to room temperature before serving.Three Quinoa Recipes for Your Weekend Parties
May 26, 2013
Refrigerate in an airtight container; will keep for up to one month.Lights, Camera, Cocktails
August 5, 2011
- to make or become frozen or cold, esp for preservative purposes; chill or freeze
Word Origin and History for refrigerate
1530s, back-formation from refrigeration, or else from Latin refrigeratus, past participle of refrigerare "make cool or cold." Related: Refrigerated; refrigerating. Earlier words in the same sense of "to make cold, to cool" were infrigiden, infrigidate (both early 15c.).