Definition of refrigerate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

refrigerate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//rɪˈfrɪdʒəreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈfrɪdʒəreɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they refrigerate
BrE BrE//rɪˈfrɪdʒəreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈfrɪdʒəreɪt//
 
he / she / it refrigerates
BrE BrE//rɪˈfrɪdʒəreɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈfrɪdʒəreɪts//
 
past simple refrigerated
BrE BrE//rɪˈfrɪdʒəreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈfrɪdʒəreɪtɪd//
 
past participle refrigerated
BrE BrE//rɪˈfrɪdʒəreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈfrɪdʒəreɪtɪd//
 
-ing form refrigerating
BrE BrE//rɪˈfrɪdʒəreɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈfrɪdʒəreɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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refrigerate something (formal) to make food, etc. cold in order to keep it fresh or preserve it Once opened, this product should be kept refrigerated. a refrigerated lorry/truck Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin refrigerat- ‘made cool’, from the verb refrigerare, from re- ‘back’ + frigus, frigor- ‘cold’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: refrigerate