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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


Latin refrīgerāre, refrīgerāt- : re-, re- + frīgerāre, to make cool (from frīgus, frīgor-, coldness).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From participle stem of Latin refrigerare ("to make cold"), from re- + frigerare. (Wiktionary)



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