refrigeration

[ri-frij-uh-rey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act or process of refrigerating.
2.
the state of being refrigerated.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English refrigeracion < Latin refrīgerātiōn- (stem of refrīgerātiō). See refrigerate, -ion

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refrigerate (rɪˈfrɪdʒəˌreɪt)
 
vb
to make or become frozen or cold, esp for preservative purposes; chill or freeze
 
[C16: from Latin refrīgerāre to make cold, from re- + frīgus cold]
 
refriger'ation
 
n
 
re'frigerative
 
adj
 
re'frigeratory
 
adj, —n

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refrigeration
late 15c., "act of cooling or freezing," from L. refrigerationem "mitigation of heat," especially in sickness, noun of action from refrigerare, from re- "again" + frigerare "make cool," from frigus (gen. frigoris) "cold." Specifically of "freezing provisions as a means of preserving them" from 1881.
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refrigeration re·frig·er·a·tion (rĭ-frĭj'ə-rā'shən)
n.

  1. The act or process of cooling a substance.

  2. The act or process of preserving by cooling.

  3. The reducing of a fever.


re·frig'er·ate' v.
re·frig'er·a'tive or re·frig'er·a·to'ry (-ər-ə-tôr'ē) adj.
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Example sentences
Definitely capable of heating or cooling a house or for heating hot water or
  cooking or clothes drying or refrigeration.
For the first time milk could be kept pure and storable without benefit of
  refrigeration.
In a country with no refrigeration, they transport animals alive to keep them
  fresh.
Net technologies further improved catch rates, and refrigeration stretched the
  fishing boats' capabilities even further.
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