Dictionary.com

refrigerator

[ ri-frij-uh-rey-ter ]
/ rɪˈfrɪdʒ əˌreɪ tər /
Save This Word!

noun
a box, room, or cabinet in which food, drink, etc., are kept cool by means of ice or mechanical refrigeration.
the part of a distilling apparatus that cools the volatile material, causing it to condense; condenser; rectifier.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of refrigerator

First recorded in 1605–15; refrigerate + -or2
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use refrigerator in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for refrigerator

refrigerator
/ (rɪˈfrɪdʒəˌreɪtə) /

noun
a chamber in which food, drink, etc, are kept coolInformal word: fridge
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK