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refrigerant

Syllabification: re·frig·er·ant
Pronunciation: /rəˈfrijərənt
 
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Definition of refrigerant in English:

noun

A substance used for refrigeration.
Example sentences
  • In addition to controlling pressure, fluid-control valves regulate the rate the flow of fluid i.e. how brake fluid, transmission oil, refrigerants and other fluids are used in the car.
  • In the last half of the twentieth century, the manufacture of chlorofluorocarbons for use as propellants in aerosol sprays and refrigerants has resulted in a slow mixing of these compounds with the stratosphere.
  • However, he points out that halogen oxidants also form during the sunlight-triggered breakdown of industrial chemicals such as chlorofluorocarbon refrigerants.

adjective

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Causing cooling or refrigeration.
Example sentences
  • The cooler includes a variable displacement compressor for compressing refrigerant gas.
  • Liver damage found in nine workers is believed to be caused by a leaking refrigerant pipe in the workers' cabin.
  • The heat pump uses similar technology to a domestic fridge - the expansion and contraction of refrigerant gases to produce much more heat using less electricity.

Origin

late 16th century (denoting a substance that cools or allays fever): from French réfrigérant or Latin refrigerant- 'making cool', from the verb refrigerare (see refrigerate).

Words that rhyme with refrigerant

belligerent

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