refrigeration - Medical Definition[rĭ-frĭjˌə-rāˈshən]
- The act or process of cooling a substance.
- The act or process of preserving by cooling.
- The reducing of a fever.
- refrigerate verb
Variant of refrigerate
- to make or keep cool or cold; chill
- to preserve (food, biologicals, etc.) by keeping cold or freezing
Origin: ; from Classical Latin refrigeratus, past participle of refrigerare, to make cool or cold ; from re-, intensive plush frigerare, to cool ; from frigus, cold: see frigid