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.
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How to use refrigerator in a sentence
The easier logistics of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which can be stored at refrigerator temperatures for several months and requires only a single shot, would make it a welcome addition amid the drive to accelerate vaccinations as variants loom.Johnson & Johnson seeks emergency FDA authorization for single-shot coronavirus vaccine | Carolyn Y. Johnson, Laurie McGinley | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
On the first evening, he left the vaccine doses unrefrigerated for about three hours before placing them back inside the refrigerator, Brandenburg told authorities.Wisconsin pharmacist who destroyed more than 500 vaccine doses believes Earth is flat, FBI says | Andrea Salcedo | February 1, 2021 | Washington Post
Janssen’s vaccine can also be stored in normal refrigerators, unlike Moderna’s and Pfizer-BioNTech’s, both of which need to be frozen.Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 Vaccine Results Are Better Than They May Sound | Alice Park | January 29, 2021 | Time
It can’t order directly from manufacturers but they may get direct shipments, from Pfizer for instance because the hospital has the deep-freezing refrigerators necessary to hold them.Frequently Asked (Yet Largely Unanswerable) Questions on San Diego’s Vaccine Situation | MacKenzie Elmer | January 18, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
They have this sort of unit that’s the size of a refrigerator with a growth of vegetables inside of the refrigerators in the classroom.A Leading NYC Mayoral Candidate Thinks Roof Farms Can Save America’s Cities | Amanda Kludt | January 14, 2021 | Eater
Defrost overnight in the refrigerator (if frozen) and bake before serving.
There was a liquor cabinet, a refrigerator with ice-making, a wide-screen TV, and a nap-sized couch.
It was almost as large as the front room, with a stove, a refrigerator, a good-sized table and, in one corner, another double bed.Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis | Stanley Booth | June 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
At another mortuary, “a very stout matron” has frozen to the metal refrigerator tray and must be chipped from it.Death Became Her: Molly Lefebure’s Wartime Years of Murder and Suicide | Tim Teeman | April 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He understands the car, but then, he understands the canned peaches in his refrigerator.Pete Dexter’s Indelible Portrait of Author Norman Maclean | Pete Dexter | March 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The door was still shut, and the milk and butter stood untouched in the refrigerator.The Box-Car Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner
The butter, hard and cold in the refrigerator, was taken out, and four portions cut from it.The Box-Car Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner
In replacing the drip pan of an ice box or refrigerator it is often necessary to bend over in locating it under the drip pipe.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 | Various
This trouble may be done away with by fastening two strips of wood in a V-shape to the floor beneath the refrigerator.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 | Various
It was designed to show the sanitary construction of the Wallingham refrigerator.The Girl and The Bill | Bannister Merwin
British Dictionary definitions for refrigerator
a chamber in which food, drink, etc, are kept cool: Informal word: fridge
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