(comparative more refrigeratory, superlative most refrigeratory)
- Mitigating heat; cooling.
Compare French réfrigératoire.
Variant of refrigerate
transitive verbrefrigerated, refrigerating
- to make or keep cool or cold; chill
- to preserve (food, biologicals, etc.) by keeping cold or freezing
Origin of refrigerate; from Classical Latin refrigeratus, past participle of refrigerare, to make cool or cold ; from re-, intensive + frigerare, to cool ; from frigus, cold: see frigid