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Definitions for refrigerator
rɪˈfrɪdʒ əˌreɪ tərre·fri·ger·a·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. refrigerator, iceboxnoun

    white goods in which food can be stored at low temperatures

Wiktionary

  1. refrigeratornoun

    A household appliance used for keeping food fresh by refrigeration (short form fridge).

Wikipedia

  1. Refrigerator

    A refrigerator, colloquially fridge, is a commercial and home appliance consisting of a thermally insulated compartment and a heat pump (mechanical, electronic or chemical) that transfers heat from its inside to its external environment so that its inside is cooled to a temperature below the room temperature. Refrigeration is an essential food storage technique around the world. The lower temperature lowers the reproduction rate of bacteria, so the refrigerator reduces the rate of spoilage. A refrigerator maintains a temperature a few degrees above the freezing point of water. The optimal temperature range for perishable food storage is 3 to 5 °C (37 to 41 °F). A similar device that maintains a temperature below the freezing point of water is called a freezer. The refrigerator replaced the icebox, which had been a common household appliance for almost a century and a half. The United States Food and Drug Administration recommends that the refrigerator be kept at or below 4 °C (40 °F) and that the freezer be regulated at −18 °C (0 °F).The first cooling systems for food involved ice. Artificial refrigeration began in the mid-1750s, and developed in the early 1800s. In 1834, the first working vapor-compression refrigeration system was built. The first commercial ice-making machine was invented in 1854. In 1913, refrigerators for home use were invented. In 1923 Frigidaire introduced the first self-contained unit. The introduction of Freon in the 1920s expanded the refrigerator market during the 1930s. Home freezers as separate compartments (larger than necessary just for ice cubes) were introduced in 1940. Frozen foods, previously a luxury item, became commonplace. Freezer units are used in households as well as in industry and commerce. Commercial refrigerator and freezer units were in use for almost 40 years prior to the common home models. The freezer-over-refrigerator style had been the basic style since the 1940s, until modern, side-by-side refrigerators broke the trend. A vapor compression cycle is used in most household refrigerators, refrigerator–freezers and freezers. Newer refrigerators may include automatic defrosting, chilled water, and ice from a dispenser in the door. Domestic refrigerators and freezers for food storage are made in a range of sizes. Among the smallest are Peltier-type refrigerators designed to chill beverages. A large domestic refrigerator stands as tall as a person and may be about one metre (3 ft 3 in) wide with a capacity of 0.6 m3 (21 cu ft). Refrigerators and freezers may be free-standing, or built into a kitchen. The refrigerator allows the modern household to keep food fresh for longer than before. Freezers allow people to buy perishable food in bulk and eat it at leisure, and make bulk purchases.

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  1. refrigerator

    A refrigerator is a household or commercial appliance that uses a heat pump system to remove heat from its interior and transfer it to the outside, thereby cooling its interior to a temperature below the room temperature. Its primary function is to store food and beverages to preserve their freshness and prevent spoilage by slowing down the growth of bacteria. It typically consists of compartments with different temperature levels, with some sections designed as a freezer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Refrigeratornoun

    that which refrigerates or makes cold; that which keeps cool

  2. Refrigeratornoun

    a box or room for keeping food or other articles cool, usually by means of ice

  3. Refrigeratornoun

    an apparatus for rapidly cooling heated liquids or vapors, connected with a still, etc

Wikidata

  1. Refrigerator

    A refrigerator is a common household appliance that consists of a thermally insulated compartment and a heat pump that transfers heat from the inside of the fridge to its external environment so that the inside of the fridge is cooled to a temperature below the ambient temperature of the room. Cooling is a popular food storage technique in developed countries. Lower temperatures in a confined volume lowers the reproduction rate of bacteria, so the refrigerator reduces the rate of spoilage. A refrigerator maintains a temperature a few degrees above the freezing point of water. Optimum temperature range for perishable food storage is 3 to 5 °C. A similar device that maintains a temperature below the freezing point of water is called a freezer. The refrigerator replaced the icebox, which was a common household appliance for almost a century and a half prior. For this reason, a refrigerator is sometimes referred to as an icebox.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of refrigerator in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of refrigerator in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of refrigerator in a Sentence

  1. Polk County:

    What occurred was, there were three syringes with three doses of the vaccine that Joshua Colon put in a plastic bag, put in a special refrigerator and sealed it. And then, at the direction of( the supervisor) Joshua Colon took a break.

  2. Valentyna Yefimova:

    We were sitting inside when the shelling started … and then a shell landed on the corner of the house, but we were lucky as the blast threw the refrigerator onto us and it protected us from splinters.

  3. Anthony Morley:

    The government says everyone's being fed, and that's good, but for food I can fish. What I need is a house. I don't have a bed, a refrigerator. I don't even have a Bible.

  4. Mary Estela Mamani:

    As a mother it is painful because you open your refrigerator and you see it empty, many women have several children and been abandoned by their partners. I wonder how will they manage if I am suffering from hunger, and how bad is this going to get?

  5. Randall McCloud:

    I figured if the roof collapsed, the refrigerator might take some of the force of the roof coming down some.

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