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refrigerate

verb [T] uk   /rɪˈfrɪdʒ.ər.eɪt/ us    /-ɚ.eɪt/
to make or keep something, especially food or drink, cold so that it stays fresh, usually in a fridge: Fresh orange juice should be refrigerated after opening and drunk within three days.
refrigeration
noun [U] uk   /rɪˌfrɪdʒ.əˈreɪ.ʃən/ us  
The food will spoil without refrigeration.
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