• WordNet 3.6
    • n refrigeration deliberately lowering the body's temperature for therapeutic purposes "refrigeration by immersing the patient's body in a cold bath"
    • n refrigeration the process of cooling or freezing (e.g., food) for preservative purposes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated
    • n Refrigeration The act or process of refrigerating or cooling, or the state of being cooled.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first commercial microwave oven was called the "1161 Radarange" and was the size of a refrigerator
    • n refrigeration The act of refrigerating or cooling; the abatement of heat; the state of being cooled.
    • n refrigeration Specifically The operation of cooling various substances by artificial processes. This is effected by the use of inclosures in which the articles to be cooled are placed on or in proximity to ice or other refrigerating substances or freezing-mixtures, or in air cooled by a refrigerating-machine or -apparatus; or, as in beer-cooling, by floating metallic pans or vessels containing ice upon the surface of the liquid to be cooled, or by circulating the latter over an extended surface of some good conductor of heat cooled by continuous contact of cold water, cold air, or cold brine with the opposite surface. See icemachine and refrigerating-machine.
    • n refrigeration In a broader sense, a process of refrigeration in which the cycle of heat-changes is only partly produced by mechanical action, as in compression ice-machines using anhydrous ammonia, wherein the cooling of the vapor takes place entirely during the formation from the liquid, and is caused by absorption of the latent heat of vaporization from the sensible heat of the substance, the mechanical part of the process being wholly confined to compressing the ammonia-vapor while liquefying it under the action of cold and pressure. Such machines are the most effective and the most extensively used.
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “What three things do you want to accomplish this year? Write them down and place them on your refrigerator for inspiration all year long.”
  • Robert Fulghum
    Robert Fulghum
    “Leftovers in their less visible form are called memories. Stored in the refrigerator of the mind and the cupboard of the heart.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. réfrigération, L. refrigeratio,


In literature:

It consisted of fourteen refrigerator cars loaded with oranges which had come in mysteriously the night before.
"Golden Stories" by Various
Blanchard 186,300 Refrigerating car, J.M.
"Scientific American, Volume XXXVI., No. 8, February 24, 1877" by Various
M.,' the grateful model who gave him the refrigerator basket!
"The Heather-Moon" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Mrs. Marable, look in the refrigerator, please, and see what there is for him to eat.
"The Ordeal" by Charles Egbert Craddock
I've looked every place except in the refrigerator.
"The White Christmas and other Merry Christmas Plays" by Walter Ben Hare
She sighed and pushed through the swinging door; the refrigerator was a more delicate affair.
"While Caroline Was Growing" by Josephine Daskam Bacon
They had taken a cadaver from the refrigerator and stood it in a certain position.
"The White Desert" by Courtney Ryley Cooper
If the inflammation is severe, let the patient use a refrigerant lotion.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
It's like being locked in a refrigerator.
"The Moving Picture Girls Snowbound" by Laura Lee Hope
Range, refrigerator, combination sink and laundry tub.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber

In poetry:

My sister at six
dreamt nightly of my death:
"The baby turned to ice.
Someone put her in the refrigerator
and she turned as hard as a Popsicle."
"The Death Baby" by Anne Sexton
Not yet, not yet to interfere does England see occasion,
But treats our good commissioner with coolness and evasion;
Such coolness in the premises, that really 'tis refrigerant
To think that two long years ago she called us a belligerent.
"England's Neutrality" by John Reuben Thompson

In news:

1 can (10 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust.
This soup will keep for up to 2 days in a covered container in the refrigerator.
13 - 14 ounce package refrigerated pizza dough.
(WBNG Binghamton) " Filet -a-fridge" is a refrigerator recycling program with JACO Environmental and NYSEG.
Stay Away from Flammable Hydrocarbon Refrigerants.
It keeps for several weeks in the refrigerator.
Small farmers who want to sell to the new supermarkets often don't have access to refrigeration and transportation.
California's Air Resources Board (CARB) has amended the Transportation Refrigeration Unit Regulation for carriers that acted in advance of the deadline for compliance.
Forane Refrigerant has it's own version of "Survivor" at the Expo.
Refrigerated and frozen food manufacturers are finding new solutions to challenges both old and new.
Gladiator GarageWorks Launches Chillerator Garage Refrigerator Jul 23, 2008 Printable format Email this Article Search.
Gladiator GarageWorks is launching its newly improved Energy Star qualified Chillerator garage refrigerator designed to run even more efficiently in the extreme garage environment.
How do you know when something in cupboard or refrigerator has gone bad --or on the flip side --may look a little weird but is perfectly fine to eat.
Now, the Federal Drug Administration's Food Safety Modernization Act, which will require stricter oversight of the refrigerated transportation industry, is adding yet another concern for refrigerated fleets.
What do a smart compressor, an indoor/outdoor undercounter refrigerator , and a reach-in refrigerator case have in common.

In science:

Therefore, the TQC operating temperature, which must be well below the gap, need not be in the millikelvin range for ISH, where a dilution refrigerator would be required.
A Blueprint for a Topologically Fault-tolerant Quantum Computer
However, in spite of all efforts and consideration of all type of semiconductors, thermoelectric refrigerators have still poor efficiencies compared to compressor-based refrigerators.
A microscopic mechanism for increasing thermoelectric efficiency
Unlike that of previous pro jects 31 , it is not a superconducting magnet necessitating liquid-He refrigeration, an added nuisance.
Avatars of a Matter-Antimatter Universe
The three maps of Fig. 10 were taken using the same trap cavity over the course of 18 months, during which time the electrodes were thermally cycled to room temperature several times, the refrigerator was inserted and removed, and the magnet was quenched with the electrodes inside.
Cavity Control of a Single-Electron Quantum Cyclotron:\\Measuring the Electron Magnetic Moment
How small can thermal machines be? the smallest possible refrigerator.
Fundamental limitations for quantum and nano thermodynamics