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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.refrigerating - 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"


refrigerating plant
n (Tech) → Kühlanlage f
refrigerating room
nKühlraum m
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Refrigerating the product from 4 C to 10 C helps to inhibit the growth of spoilage bacteria and maintains the flavor, texture and appearance of the pickles.
Roll caramel apple, before refrigerating, in crushed Oreo cookies and drizzle with white chocolate.
Remove from heat and pour onto a plastic wrap-lined sheet pan to 1/4-inch, refrigerating until set.
Centrifugal units are now being produced in Shanghai under a joint venture between Shanghai First Refrigerating Machinery Corp.

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