refrigerator

[ ri-frij-uh-rey-ter ]
/ rɪˈfrɪdʒ əˌreɪ tər /

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.

QUIZZES

GEE WHILLIKERS! WAIT TILL YOU SEE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Do you remember all the words from last week, September 21–27, 2020? Then this quiz should be butyraceous.
Question 1 of 7
What does “yare” mean?

Origin of refrigerator

First recorded in 1605–15; refrigerate + -or2
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for refrigerator

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