Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “refrigerate”

refrigerate

verb [T]  /rɪˈfrɪdʒ·əˌreɪt/ us  
to make or keep something, esp. food or drink, cold so that it stays fresh, usually in a refrigerator: Refrigerate the mayonnaise after opening the jar.
refrigeration
noun [U]  /rɪˌfrɪdʒ·əˈreɪ·ʃən/ us  
The food will spoil without refrigeration.
(Definition of refrigerate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of refrigerate?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Preserving & storing food, but you might be interested in these topics from the Cookery topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “refrigerate” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

roost

When birds roost, they go somewhere to rest or sleep.

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More