[ ri-frij-uh-rey-shuh n ]
/ rɪˌfrɪdʒ əˈreɪ ʃən /


the act or process of refrigerating.
the state of being refrigerated.

Origin of refrigeration

1425–75; late Middle English refrigeracion < Latin refrīgerātiōn- (stem of refrīgerātiō). See refrigerate, -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for refrigeration

[ rĭ-frĭj′ə-rāshən ]


The act or process of cooling a substance.
The act or process of preserving by cooling.
The reducing of a fever.

Other words from refrigeration

re•friger•ate′ v.
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