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refrigerate

[ ri-frij-uh-reyt ]
/ r瑟藞fr瑟d蕭 蓹藢re瑟t /
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verb (used with object), re路frig路er路at路ed, re路frig路er路at路ing.
to make or keep cold or cool, as for preservation.
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Origin of refrigerate

1525鈥35; <Latin refr墨ger膩tus, past participle of refr墨ger膩re to make cool, equivalent to re-re- + fr墨ger膩re to make cool, derivative of fr墨gus cold; see -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM refrigerate

re路frig路er路a路tive, re路frig路er路a路to路ry [ri-frij-er-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /r瑟藞fr瑟d蕭 蓹r 蓹藢t蓴r i, -藞to蕣r i/, adjectivenon路re路frig路er路at路ed, adjectiveun路re路frig路er路at路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for refrigerate

refrigerate
/ (r瑟藞fr瑟d蕭蓹藢re瑟t) /

verb
to make or become frozen or cold, esp for preservative purposes; chill or freeze

Derived forms of refrigerate

refrigeration, nounrefrigerative, adjectiverefrigeratory, adjective, noun

Word Origin for refrigerate

C16: from Latin refr墨ger膩re to make cold, from re- + fr墨gus cold
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