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refrigerant re·frig·er·ant (rĭ-frĭj'ər-ənt)

  1. Cooling or freezing; refrigerating.

  2. Reducing fever.

  1. A substance, such as air, ammonia, water, or carbon dioxide, used to provide cooling either as the working substance of a refrigerator or by direct absorption of heat.

  2. An agent used to reduce fever.

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