refrigerators

refrigerator

[ri-frij-uh-rey-ter]
noun
1.
a box, room, or cabinet in which food, drink, etc., are kept cool by means of ice or mechanical refrigeration.
2.
the part of a distilling apparatus that cools the volatile material, causing it to condense; condenser; rectifier.

Origin:
1605–15; refrigerate + -or2

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refrigerator (rɪˈfrɪdʒəˌreɪtə)
 
n
Informal word: fridge a chamber in which food, drink, etc, are kept cool

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refrigerator
"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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