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Definition of "refrigerate" []

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "refrigerate" in a sentence
  • "(You cannot 'refrigerate' or store fish or insects in them, unlike Harvest Moon games, where a Refrigerator is for edible items and the Shelf is used for storage.)"
  • "If it says "refrigerate" on the drug your child is taking, be sure to keep it cool while you're on the road."
  • "Loosely cover the tray with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1–2 hours."