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Princeton's WordNet

  1. refrigeration, infrigidationnoun

    the process of cooling or freezing (e.g., food) for preservative purposes

  2. refrigerationnoun

    deliberately lowering the body's temperature for therapeutic purposes

    "refrigeration by immersing the patient's body in a cold bath"


  1. refrigerationnoun

    The process of transferring heat from an object in order to cool it.

  2. refrigerationnoun

    The process of preserving something by cooling.

  3. refrigerationnoun

    The cooling of the body for therapeutic purposes.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Refrigerationnoun

    The act of cooling; the state of being cooled.

    Etymology: refrigeratio, Lat. refrigeration, Fr.

    Divers do stut; the cause may be the refrigeration of the tongue, whereby it is less apt to move. Francis Bacon.

    If the mere refrigeration of the air would fit it for breathing, this might be somewhat helped with bellows. John Wilkins.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Refrigerationnoun

    the act or process of refrigerating or cooling, or the state of being cooled

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. rfrigration, L. refrigeratio.]


  1. Refrigeration

    Refrigeration is a process in which work is done to move heat from one location to another. The work of heat transport is traditionally driven by mechanical work, but can also be driven by heat, magnetism, electricity, laser, or other means. Refrigeration has many applications, including, but not limited to: household refrigerators, industrial freezers, cryogenics, and air conditioning. Heat pumps may use the heat output of the refrigeration process, and also may be designed to be reversible, but are otherwise similar to refrigeration units.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of refrigeration in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of refrigeration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of refrigeration in a Sentence

  1. Liberty Levin:

    Fossil fuels ? We should eliminate fossil fuels ? Fossil fuelis what drove the Industrial Revolution, fossil fuel is what created assembly lines and a massive middle class andblue-collar workforce, and steel and aluminum, copper, nickel and electricity and lights at night and automobilesand trucks, refrigeration, heat in the winter, air conditioning in the summer, and on and on and on.

  2. Apeel CEO James Roger:

    If you don't need to install electricity grids and refrigeration equipment at every point along that supply chain — and can instead deliver a pouch of our material, which is lightweight and low cost to distribute, to a remote region where it can then be applied — you now have an extra week to transport it without refrigeration, that has the opportunity to be really transformative.

  3. Stephen Yurek:

    I do not believe this new rule would kill business. If anything it is an amazing opportunity for American businesses to be leaders. In five, 10 or 15 years, when the rest of the world is looking to buy new technology, they will look toward to the U.S. to buy it. we understand we have to move to refrigeration [coolants] that are available, and that have low global warming potential.

  4. Sharon BuMann:

    It’s not fair. I do performance art, too, they don’t spend their time in refrigeration for 30 or 40 hours at a time, all week long. They just perform something they do all the time.

  5. Matt Webb:

    They're under such scrutiny as far as their storage requirements for freezer temperature, refrigeration temperature and they're only good for five days once we pull them out of that ultra-cold freezer.

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    the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit
    • A. sweep
    • B. muddle
    • C. abandon
    • D. canopy

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