refrigerate
transitive verb (-ated; -ating) Etymology: Latin refrigeratus, past participle of refrigerare, from re- + frigerare to cool, from frigor-, frigus cold — more at frigid Date: 1534 to make or keep cold or cool; specifically to freeze or chill (as food) for preservation • refrigeration noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Refrigerate — Re*frig er*ate ( [=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Refrigerated} ( [=a] t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Refrigerating}.] [L. refrigeratus, p. p. of refrigerare; pref. re re + frigerare to make cool, fr. frigus, frigoris, coolness. See {Frigid}.] To cause to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • refrigerate — (v.) 1530s, from L. refrigeratus, pp. of refrigerare (see REFRIGERATION (Cf. refrigeration)). Related: Refrigerated; refrigerating. Earlier words in the same sense of to make cold, to cool were infrigiden, infrigidate (both early 15c.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • refrigerate — [v] chill, usually in storage aircondition, air cool, cool, freeze, ice, keep cold, make cold; concepts 202,255 Ant. heat, warm …   New thesaurus

  • refrigerate — ► VERB ▪ subject (food or drink) to cold in order to chill or preserve it. DERIVATIVES refrigeration noun. ORIGIN Latin refrigerare make cool , from frigus cold …   English terms dictionary

  • refrigerate — [ri frijə rāt΄] vt. refrigerated, refrigerating [< L refrigeratus, pp. of refrigerare, to make cool or cold < re , intens. + frigerare, to cool < frigus, cold: see FRIGID] 1. to make or keep cool or cold; chill 2. to preserve (food,… …   English World dictionary

  • refrigerate — [[t]rɪfrɪ̱ʤəreɪt[/t]] refrigerates, refrigerating, refrigerated VERB If you refrigerate food, you make it cold, for example by putting it in a fridge, usually in order to preserve it. [V n] Refrigerate the dough overnight. [V ed] ...a lorry with… …   English dictionary

  • refrigerate — UK [rɪˈfrɪdʒəreɪt] / US [rɪˈfrɪdʒəˌreɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms refrigerate : present tense I/you/we/they refrigerate he/she/it refrigerates present participle refrigerating past tense refrigerated past participle refrigerated to keep food… …   English dictionary

  • refrigerate — verb /ɹɪˈfɹɪdʒəɹeɪt/ Now specifically, to keep cool by containing within a refrigerator. the other [artery] goes to the lungs, to fetch air to refrigerate the heart. See Also: refrigerant, refrigeration, refrigerator …   Wiktionary

  • refrigerate — re|fri|ge|rate [rıˈfrıdʒəreıt] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of refrigerare, from frigerare to make cold ] to make something such as food or liquid cold in a refrigerator in order to preserve it ▪ Refrigerate the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • refrigerate — verb (T) to make something such as food or liquid cold in order to preserve it: refrigerate the mixture overnight refrigeration noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • refrigerate — verb don t refrigerate the bananas Syn: keep cold, cool, cool down, chill; freeze Ant: heat …   Thesaurus of popular words

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”