Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To cool or chill (a substance).
  • transitive verb To preserve (food) by chilling.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To cool; make cold; allay the heat of.
  • Cooled; made or kept cool; allayed.
  • To grow cold; become cold; freeze.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To cause to become cool; to make or keep cold or cool.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To cool down, make cool.
  • verb transitive Now specifically, to keep cool by containing within a refrigerator.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb preserve by chilling
  • verb cool or chill in or as if in a refrigerator

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin refrīgerāre, refrīgerāt- : re-, re- + frīgerāre, to make cool (from frīgus, frīgor-, coldness).]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From participle stem of Latin refrigerare ("to make cold"), from re- + frigerare.

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