verb (used with object), re·frig·er·at·ed, re·frig·er·at·ing.
- refried beans,
- refrigeration anesthesia,
- refrigerator car,
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.
Brush the packages all over with melted butter, cover, and refrigerate until ready to bake.
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|Andrew Slater|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If you are not serving immediately, refrigerate and bring to room temperature before serving.
Refrigerate in an airtight container; will keep for up to one month.
Here were vats of liquid helium, used in Collins engines to refrigerate the volatile rocket fuel.Deepfreeze|Robert Donald Locke
Are you using heat-exchangers to help cool the air you pump into the buildings, before you use power to refrigerate it?Sand Doom|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Word Origin 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.).