Definition of refrigerator in English:


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Pronunciation: /rɪˈfrɪdʒəreɪtə


  • An appliance or compartment which is artificially kept cool and used to store food and drink. Modern refrigerators generally make use of the cooling effect produced when a volatile liquid is forced to evaporate in a sealed system in which it can be condensed back to liquid outside the refrigerator.
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    • It was used in the days before refrigerators to keep food cool and store ice blocks gathered in winter.
    • Brent Cameron, a former refrigeration repair man, explained to me how refrigerators keep food cool.
    • Back then, you had to have refrigerators to store food instead of having each meal prepared and delivered daily.

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