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tr.v. re·frig·er·at·ed, re·frig·er·at·ing, re·frig·er·ates
1. To cool or chill (a substance).
2. To preserve (food) by chilling.

[Latin refrīgerāre, refrīgerāt- : re-, re- + frīgerāre, to make cool (from frīgus, frīgor-, coldness).]

re·frig′er·a′tion n.
re·frig′er·a′tive, re·frig′er·a·to′ry (-ər-ə-tôr′ē) adj.
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