What Does Refrigeration Mean?


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The term refrigeration the noun form of the transitive verb refrigerate which is used to mean to cool or chill (that is, a substance). It could also mean preserving (food) by chilling.

Thus the noun refrigeration has come to mean the process of cooling or the process of freezing (e.g., food) for the purpose of preservation. It is used as a synonym for the term infrigidation. It could also refer to the deliberate lowering the temperature of a body for therapeutic purposes.

The word refrigeration has its roots in the Latin term refrigerare, refrigerat- : that is a break up of re-, re- plus frigerare, meaning to make cool (it comes from from frgius, frigor-, which means coldness). The adjective forms of the word refrigeration are the terms refrigerative or refrigeratory.

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