Definition of “refrigerate” - English Dictionary

“refrigerate” in British English

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refrigerateverb [ T ]

uk /rɪˈfrɪdʒ.ər.eɪt/ us /rɪˈfrɪdʒ.ə.reɪt/

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 /rɪˌfrɪdʒ.əˈreɪ.ʃən/

The food will spoil without refrigeration.

(Definition of “refrigerate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“refrigerate” in American English

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refrigerateverb [ T ]

us /rɪˈfrɪdʒ·əˌreɪt/

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 ] us /rɪˌfrɪdʒ·əˈreɪ·ʃən/

The food will spoil without refrigeration.

(Definition of “refrigerate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)