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refrigerate (v.)

1530s, "to cool, make cool," a back-formation from refrigeration, or else from Latin refrigeratus, past participle of refrigerare "make cool or cold." Related: Refrigerated; refrigerating. Earlier words in the sense of "to make cold, to cool" were infrigiden, infrigidate (both early 15c.). Middle English had refroiden "to cool" (anger), mid-15c., from Old French refroider.

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Definitions of refrigerate from WordNet

refrigerate (v.)
preserve by chilling;
many foods must be refrigerated or else they will spoil
refrigerate (v.)
cool or chill in or as if in a refrigerator;
refrigerate this medicine
From wordnet.princeton.edu