Definition of Refrigeration

1. Noun. The process of cooling or freezing (e.g., food) for preservative purposes.

Exact synonyms: Infrigidation
Generic synonyms: Chilling, Cooling, Temperature Reduction, Preservation
Derivative terms: Refrigerate, Refrigerate



2. Noun. Deliberately lowering the body's temperature for therapeutic purposes. "Refrigeration by immersing the patient's body in a cold bath"
Generic synonyms: Therapy

Definition of Refrigeration

1. n. The act or process of refrigerating or cooling, or the state of being cooled.

Definition of Refrigeration

1. Noun. The process of transferring heat from an object in order to cool it. ¹

2. Noun. The process of preserving something by cooling. ¹

3. Noun. (medicine) The cooling of the body for therapeutic purposes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Refrigeration

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Refrigeration

1. The act of cooling or reducing fever. Origin: L. Refrigeratio (see refrigerant) (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Refrigeration

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1. Municipal Franchises: A Description of the Terms and Conditions Upon which by Delos Franklin Wilcox (1910)
"Pipe line refrigeration. 230. Rates to be regulated by the munici- 228. ... Pipeline refrigeration.—The distribution of cold by means of pipes in the ..."

2. Industrial Arts Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1914)
"See International congress of refrigeration refrigeration, ... II plan Power 37:343-4 Mr 11 '13 Electrical refrigeration for the butcher. RL Lloyd. ..."

3. Convention by National Electric Light Association Convention, National Independent Meat Packers Association, University of Georgia College of Agriculture, University of Georgia Dept. of Food Science (1906)
"Mr. Meyer presented the following paper : MECHANICAL refrigeration The author ... Mechanical refrigeration, having as its source of power the electric motor ..."

4. Permafrost: North American Contribution [to The] Second International Conference by Building Research Advisory Board Staff (1973)
"The refrigeration system considered here consists of two refrigeration lines located below the pipeline on each side of the ditch. ..."

5. Heat and Thermodynamics by Francis M. Hartmann (1911)
"CHAPTER XVII refrigeration 186. The object of refrigeration is to maintain the temperature ... The ice employed, to bring about the desired refrigeration, ..."

6. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1915)
"refrigeration HEATING AND COOLING future developments and describing benefits to the ... 57956 A. The Development of refrigeration in the United States. ..."

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