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Topic: DAILY LIFE

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of refrigerare, from frigerare 'to make cold'

refrigerate

verb
     
re‧fri‧ge‧rate [transitive]
DT to make something such as food or liquid cold in a refrigerator in order to preserve it:
Refrigerate the mixture overnight.
refrigeration noun [uncountable]
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