Definition of refrigerator in English:



  • 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.’