Meaning of REFRIGERATION in English

rə̇ˌfrijəˈrāshən, rēˌf- noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English refrygeracion, from Latin refrigeration-, refrigeratio coolness, cooling, from refrigeratus (past participle of refrigerare ) + -ion-, -io -ion

: the action or process of refrigerating: as

a. : the cooling or freezing of food or perishables for storage — see electric refrigeration , mechanical refrigeration

b. : a deliberate lowering of the temperature of the body or of a part (as a leg) for therapeutic purposes or to facilitate surgery — compare hypothermia

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