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1. Cooling or freezing; refrigerating.
2. Medicine 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. Medicine An agent used to reduce fever.
1. (General Physics) a fluid capable of changes of phase at low temperatures: used as the working fluid of a refrigerator
2. (General Physics) a cooling substance, such as ice or solid carbon dioxide
3. (Medicine) med an agent that provides a sensation of coolness or reduces fever
causing cooling or freezing
re•frig•er•ant(rɪˈfrɪdʒ ər ənt)
1. refrigerating; cooling.
2. reducing bodily heat or fever.n.
3. a refrigerant agent, as a drug.
4. a liquid capable of vaporizing at a low temperature, as ammonia, used in mechanical refrigeration.
A substance, such as ice or ammonia, used to cool something by absorbing heat from it. Refrigerants are usually substances that evaporate quickly. In the process of evaporation they draw heat from surrounding substances.
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|Noun||1.||refrigerant - any substance used to provide cooling (as in a refrigerator)|
substance - a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties; "shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"
cryogen - a liquid that boils at below -160 C and is used as a refrigerant
|Adj.||1.||refrigerant - causing cooling or freezing; "a refrigerant substance such as ice or solid carbon dioxide"|
cold - having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration; "a cold climate"; "a cold room"; "dinner has gotten cold"; "cold fingers"; "if you are cold, turn up the heat"; "a cold beer"