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[ ri-frij-uh-rey-ter ]


  1. a box, room, or cabinet in which food, drink, etc., are kept cool by means of ice or mechanical refrigeration.
  2. the part of a distilling apparatus that cools the volatile material, causing it to condense; condenser; rectifier.


/ rɪˈfrɪdʒəˌreɪtə /


  1. a chamber in which food, drink, etc, are kept cool Informal wordfridge

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Word History and Origins

Origin of refrigerator1

First recorded in 1605–15; refrigerate + -or 2

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Example Sentences

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.

On the first evening, he left the vaccine doses unrefrigerated for about three hours before placing them back inside the refrigerator, Brandenburg told authorities.

Janssen’s vaccine can also be stored in normal refrigerators, unlike Moderna’s and Pfizer-BioNTech’s, both of which need to be frozen.

From 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.

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.

From 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.

At another mortuary, “a very stout matron” has frozen to the metal refrigerator tray and must be chipped from it.

He understands the car, but then, he understands the canned peaches in his refrigerator.

The door was still shut, and the milk and butter stood untouched in the refrigerator.

The butter, hard and cold in the refrigerator, was taken out, and four portions cut from it.

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.

This trouble may be done away with by fastening two strips of wood in a V-shape to the floor beneath the refrigerator.

It was designed to show the sanitary construction of the Wallingham refrigerator.


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