a box, room, or cabinet in which food, drink, etc., are kept cool by means of ice or mechanical refrigeration.
the part of a distilling apparatus that cools the volatile material, causing it to condense; condenser; rectifier.

1605–15; refrigerate + -or2 Unabridged
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refrigerator (rɪˈfrɪdʒəˌreɪtə)
Informal word: fridge a chamber in which food, drink, etc, are kept cool

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Word Origin & History

"cabinet for keeping food cool," 1824, originally in the brewery trade, in place of earlier refrigeratory (c.1600). Agent noun from refrigerate (see refrigeration). The electric-powered household device was available from c.1918.
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Example sentences
Cleaning the office refrigerator is not usually in anyone's job description, so
  it isn't always done in a timely manner.
Too our even bigger surprise, she had a hidden refrigerator connected via a
  long extension cord to a basic generator.
The refrigerator is the largest power-guzzler in the typical household.
Yet the sound it radiates into the sea is little more than the hum of a kitchen
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