refrigerator

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin refrigero

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  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɹɪˈfɹɪd͡ʒəˌɹeɪtə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɹɪˈfɹɪd͡ʒəˌɹeɪɾɚ/, /ɹəˈfɹɪd͡ʒəˌɹeɪɾɚ/
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NounEdit

refrigerator (plural refrigerators)

 
An open refrigerator
  1. A household appliance used for keeping food fresh by refrigeration (short form fridge).
    • 2013 June 1, “A better waterworks”, in The Economist[1], volume 407, number 8838, page 5 (Technology Quarterly):
      An artificial kidney these days still means a refrigerator-sized dialysis machine. Such devices mimic the way real kidneys cleanse blood and eject impurities and surplus water as urine.
  2. One who has a chilling influence.
    • 1852-53, Charles Dickens, Bleak House
      [] in a state of sublime satisfaction, he moves among the company, a magnificent refrigerator.

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VerbEdit

refrīgerātor

  1. second-person singular future passive imperative of refrīgerō
  2. third-person singular future passive imperative of refrīgerō