Meaning of refrigerator in English:


Pronunciation /rɪˈfrɪdʒəreɪtə/

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  • An appliance or compartment which is artificially kept cool and used to store food and drink. Modern refrigerators generally make use of the cooling effect produced when a volatile liquid is forced to evaporate in a sealed system in which it can be condensed back to liquid outside the refrigerator.

    ‘It was used in the days before refrigerators to keep food cool and store ice blocks gathered in winter.’
    • ‘Brent Cameron, a former refrigeration repair man, explained to me how refrigerators keep food cool.’
    • ‘Back then, you had to have refrigerators to store food instead of having each meal prepared and delivered daily.’
    • ‘These tools also plot and correlate the image in the customers' mind of other appliances such as refrigerators and microwave ovens.’
    • ‘Television sets, air conditioning, and refrigerators are common in modern Bahraini homes.’
    • ‘Before the war, most households were without refrigerators and other electric appliances.’
    • ‘All that is needed is some means of driving the fluid around the circuit - in most modern refrigerators this is an electric pump.’
    • ‘Appliances such as refrigerators and stoves have increased exponentially.’
    • ‘Small appliances such as food processors sit near large appliances such as refrigerators.’
    • ‘Chop and blend finely in a food processor and store in the refrigerator.’
    • ‘You can't sell perishable fresh and frozen foods unless households have refrigerators.’
    • ‘My wife and I decided to do our bit to reduce energy consumption by buying a modern refrigerator a few months ago.’
    • ‘He decided it was time to leave school, so he found a job selling washing machines, refrigerators and electrical hardware.’
    • ‘For two days, he's managed a team whose job is to clear out refrigerators and other appliances tossed to the curb.’
    • ‘Britain has taken onboard this ruling but has had to resort to simply storing old refrigerators while facilities are built to dispose of them.’
    • ‘The report said, for example, that refrigerators for storing vaccines were poorly maintained and often broke down.’
    • ‘Cool, cover with plastic wrap, and store in the refrigerator until needed to add to soup or salad.’
    • ‘If you must wait a few days, keep the bulbs moist and store them in your refrigerator.’
    • ‘It's not recommended to store Champagne in the refrigerator for more than a few months.’
    • ‘Check the seasoning, then spoon the paste into a jar and store it in the refrigerator.’