verb (used with object), refrigerated, refrigerating.
to make or keep cold or cool, as for preservation.
Origin: 1525–35; Related forms
< Latin refrīgerātus,
past participle of refrīgerāre
to make cool, equivalent to re- re-
to make cool, derivative of frīgus
cold; see -ate1
refrigerative, refrigeratory /rɪˈfrɪdʒərəˌtɔri, -ˈtoʊri/ [ri-frij-er-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] Show IPA , adjective