refrigerator


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re·frig·er·a·tor

 (rĭ-frĭj′ə-rā′tər)
n.
An appliance, cabinet, or room for storing food or other substances at a low temperature.

refrigerator

(rɪˈfrɪdʒəˌreɪtə)
n
a chamber in which food, drink, etc, are kept cool. Informal word: fridge

re•frig•er•a•tor

(rɪˈfrɪdʒ əˌreɪ tər)

n.
1. a box, room, or cabinet in which food, drink, etc., are kept cool by means of ice or mechanical refrigeration.
2. the part of a distilling apparatus that cools the volatile material, causing it to condense; condenser.
[1605–15]

Refrigerator

In the early twentieth century, a refrigerator was what would now be called an Icebox. That is, an insulated cabinet that used blocks of ice to keep food stored in the cabinet cool.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.refrigerator - white goods in which food can be stored at low temperaturesrefrigerator - white goods in which food can be stored at low temperatures
cooler, ice chest - a refrigerator for cooling liquids
drip pan - pan under a refrigerator for collecting liquid waste
electric refrigerator, fridge - a refrigerator in which the coolant is pumped around by an electric motor
refrigeration system - a cooling system for chilling or freezing (usually for preservative purposes)
white goods - large electrical home appliances (refrigerators or washing machines etc.) that are typically finished in white enamel
Translations
برادثلاجةثَلاجَه، بَرّادثَلَّاجَة
chladničkalednicelednička
køleskab
jääkaappi
hladnjak
frizsiderhűtőszekrény
ísskápurkæliskápur
冷蔵庫
냉장고
šaldymasšaldyti
ledusskapissaldētava
chladničkaľadnička
hladilnik
kylskåp
ตู้เย็น
tủ lạnh

refrigerator

[rɪˈfrɪdʒəreɪtəʳ]
A. Nfrigorífico m, nevera f, refrigeradora f (LAm)
B. CPD refrigerator lorry Ncamión m frigorífico
refrigerator ship Nbuque m frigorífico

refrigerator

[rɪˈfrɪdʒəreɪtər] nréfrigérateur m

refrigerator

nKühlschrank m, → Eisschrank m; (= room)Kühlraum m

refrigerator

[rɪˈfrɪdʒəˌreɪtəʳ] nfrigorifero

refrigerator

(rəˈfridʒəreitə) noun
(also fridge (fridʒ) . American also ˈicebox) a machine which keeps food cold and so prevents it from going bad: Milk should be kept in the refrigerator.
reˈfrigerate verb
to keep (food) cold to prevent it from going bad. Meat should be refrigerated.
reˌfrigeˈration noun

refrigerator

ثَلَّاجَة lednička køleskab Kühlschrank ψυγείο refrigerador jääkaappi réfrigérateur hladnjak frigorifero 冷蔵庫 냉장고 koelkast kjøleskap chłodziarka frigorífico, geladeira холодильник kylskåp ตู้เย็น buzdolabı tủ lạnh 电冰箱

refrigerator

n refrigerador m
References in classic literature ?
This noble Refrigerator had iced several European courts in his time, and had done it with such complete success that the very name of Englishman yet struck cold to the stomachs of foreigners who had the distinguished honour of remembering him at a distance of a quarter of a century.
There was a whisper of the pervading Bohemian character in the nomadic nature of the service and its curious races of plates and dishes; but the noble Refrigerator, infinitely better than plate or porcelain, made it superb.
The noble Refrigerator assented; but added that if William Barnacle and Tudor Stiltstalking, when they came over to one another and formed their ever-memorable coalition, had boldly muzzled the newspapers, and rendered it penal for any Editor-person to presume to discuss the conduct of any appointed authority abroad or at home, he thought the country would have been preserved.
In the course of a couple of hours the noble Refrigerator, at no time less than a hundred years behind the period, got about five centuries in arrears, and delivered solemn political oracles appropriate to that epoch.
The iceman lingered too long now, when he came into the covered porch to fill the refrigerator.
Water can only be made cold enough for summer comfort by being prepared in a refrigerator or a closed ice-pitcher.
From the refrigerator he gave her all the ice she wished to carry, breaking it into convenient pieces for her.
Jo uttered a groan and fell back in her chair, remembering that she had given a last hasty powdering to the berries out of one of the two boxes on the kitchen table, and had neglected to put the milk in the refrigerator.
And then the visitors were taken to the other parts of the building, to see what became of each particle of the waste material that had vanished through the floor; and to the pickling rooms, and the salting rooms, the canning rooms, and the packing rooms, where choice meat was prepared for shipping in refrigerator cars, destined to be eaten in all the four corners of civilization.
As to Sir Leicester, he conceives it utterly impossible that anything can be wanting, in any direction, by any one who has the good fortune to be received under that roof; and in a state of sublime satisfaction, he moves among the company, a magnificent refrigerator.
He further facilitated queries of dealers who were enquiring about the features pertaining to the Refrigerator.
Side-by-Side Refrigerator - Stainless steel - $799.