refrigerator


refrigerator

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.

noun

  1. a chamber in which food, drink, etc, are kept coolInformal word: fridge
n.

1610s, “something that cools,” agent noun from refrigerate. As “cabinet for keeping food cool,” 1824, originally in the brewery trade, in place of earlier refrigeratory (c.1600). The electric-powered household device was available from c.1918.

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