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My theory on housework is, if the item doesn't multiply, smell, catch fire, or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one else cares. Why should you?
Erma Bombeck

Meaning of "refrigerator" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF REFRIGERATOR

refrigerator  [rɪˈfrɪdʒəˌreɪtə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF REFRIGERATOR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Refrigerator is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES REFRIGERATOR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

refrigerator

Refrigerator

A refrigerator is a common household appliance that consists of a thermally insulated compartment and a heat pump that transfers heat from the inside of the fridge to its external environment so that the inside of the fridge is cooled to a temperature below the ambient temperature of the room. Refrigeration is an essential food storage technique in developed countries. Lower temperatures in a confined volume lowers the reproduction rate of bacteria, so the refrigerator reduces the rate of spoilage. A refrigerator maintains a temperature a few degrees above the freezing point of water. Optimum temperature range for perishable food storage is 3 to 5 °C. A similar device that maintains a temperature below the freezing point of water is called a freezer. The refrigerator replaced the icebox, which was a common household appliance for almost a century and a half prior. For this reason, a refrigerator is sometimes referred to as an icebox in American usage.

Definition of refrigerator in the English dictionary

The definition of refrigerator in the dictionary is a chamber in which food, drink, etc, are kept cool Informal word: fridge.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH REFRIGERATOR


accelerator
ækˈsɛləˌreɪtə
aspirator
ˈæspɪˌreɪtə
configurator
kənˈfɪɡəˌreɪtə
corporator
ˈkɔːpəˌreɪtə
decorator
ˈdɛkəˌreɪtə
enumerator
ɪˈnjuːməˌreɪtə
evaporator
ɪˈvæpəˌreɪtə
generator
ˈdʒɛnəˌreɪtə
incinerator
ɪnˈsɪnəˌreɪtə
incorporator
ɪnˈkɔːpəˌreɪtə
moderator
ˈmɒdəˌreɪtə
numerator
ˈnjuːməˌreɪtə
obturator
ˈɒbtjʊəˌreɪtə
operator
ˈɒpəˌreɪtə
perforator
ˈpɜːfəˌreɪtə
recuperator
rɪˈkuːpəˌreɪtə
respirator
ˈrɛspəˌreɪtə
saturator
ˈsætʃəˌreɪtə
separator
ˈsɛpəˌreɪtə
transliterator
trænzˈlɪtəˌreɪtə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE REFRIGERATOR

refreshment
refreshment bar
refreshment room
refreshment stall
refried beans
refrigerant
refrigerate
refrigerated
refrigerated lorry
refrigeration
refrigeration engineer
refrigerative
refrigeratory
refringence
refringency
refringent
refront
refroze
refrozen
refry

WORDS THAT END LIKE REFRIGERATOR

administrator
arbitrator
calculator
collaborator
comparator
curator
demonstrator
illustrator
imperator
integrator
liberator
linear accelerator
narrator
orator
particle accelerator
perpetrator
preparator
random number generator
switchboard operator
tour operator
vibrator

Synonyms and antonyms of refrigerator in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «REFRIGERATOR»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «refrigerator» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of refrigerator

Translation of «refrigerator» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF REFRIGERATOR

Find out the translation of refrigerator to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of refrigerator from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «refrigerator» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

电冰箱
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

refrigerador
570 millions of speakers

English

refrigerator
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

फ्रिज
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ثَلَّاجَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

холодильник
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

geladeira
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফ্রিজ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

réfrigérateur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Peti sejuk
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kühlschrank
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

冷蔵庫
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

냉장고
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kulkas
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tủ lạnh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குளிர்சாதன பெட்டியில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रेफ्रिजरेटर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

buzdolabı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

frigorifero
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

chłodziarka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

холодильник
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

frigider
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ψυγείο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

yskas
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kylskåp
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kjøleskap
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of refrigerator

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «REFRIGERATOR»

The term «refrigerator» is very widely used and occupies the 10.135 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «REFRIGERATOR» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about refrigerator

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10 QUOTES WITH «REFRIGERATOR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word refrigerator.
1
Joey Adams
If it weren't for the fact that the TV set and the refrigerator are so far apart, some of us wouldn't get any exercise at all.
2
Erma Bombeck
My theory on housework is, if the item doesn't multiply, smell, catch fire, or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one else cares. Why should you?
3
Anthony Bourdain
My mom had Julia Child and 'The Fannie Farmer Cookbook' on top of the refrigerator, and she had a small repertoire of French dishes.
4
Bill Bryson
Open your refrigerator door, and you summon forth more light than the total amount enjoyed by most households in the 18th century. The world at night, for much of history, was a very dark place indeed.
5
Richard Carmona
I grew up in Harlem. My grandmother was one of the best cooks around, but the first thing she did on Sunday mornings when she started cooking a daylong meal was to take a big block of lard from the back of the refrigerator and throw it into the pan. I know how Hispanics buy their food, and it is not always nutritious.
6
Kris Carr
My refrigerator is powerful. In fact, it has a direct link to my overall well-being.
7
Tyson Chandler
I thought it was normal to recycle pants and shoes from your older cousins. That was just my way of life. At the end of the month, there was not much food in the refrigerator and you're hoping the first comes so food can come again. You never forget those things.
8
Patsy Cline
Boys, they can't take my refrigerator now. They'll never get my car now. I paid cash for 'em and they're mine, and I'm keepin' 'em!
9
Tim Cook
You can converge a toaster and a refrigerator, but those things are probably not going to be pleasing to the user.
10
Paula Deen
In order to have good fried chicken, you should wash and season the bird the morning you're preparing it for dinner. Don't wait and do it right before you start cooking. Throw it in the refrigerator, seasoned, that morning, and give it a chance to soak up all the salt and pepper and goodness.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «REFRIGERATOR»

Discover the use of refrigerator in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to refrigerator and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Life on the Refrigerator Door
Told entirely in a series of notes left on the kitchen fridge—some casual, some intimate, some funny, some angry—it is the story of nine months in the life of 15-year-old Claire and her single mother.
Alice Kuipers, 2012
2
Einstein's Refrigerator: And Other Stories from the Flip ...
Collects more than thirty true stories about amazing people, accidents, inventions, rulers, weapons, and tragedies.
Steve Silverman, 2001
3
Refrigerator Rights: Why We Need to Let People in Our ...
Identifies three factors contributing to a lack of intimate connections--mobility away from the extended family, individualism, and media distractions--and calls for lifestyle changes, from re-establishing social networks to balancing self ...
Will Miller, Glenn Sparks, 2003
4
The Refrigerator and the Universe: Understanding the Laws of ...
This book explains the laws of thermodynamics for science buffs and neophytes alike.
Martin Goldstein, 1995
5
The Pink Refrigerator
Dodsworth does as little work as he can, collecting items from a junkyard and placing them in his thrift store for sale, until he happens upon a pink refrigerator that spurs him to do much more with his life.
Tim Egan, 2007
6
Average Joe's RV Refrigerator: Troubleshooting and Repair Guide
In this practical manual, the authors provide profound discussions in troubleshooting. True to its name, Average Joe's RV Refrigerator: Troubleshooting & Repair Guide aims to help any person in making minor repairs by himself/herself.
D. Roger, Onna Lee Ford, 2010
7
Beyond the Refrigerator: Navigating Life After Weight-Loss ...
Beyond the Refrigerator: Navigating Life after Weight-Loss Surgery speaks to the physical and emotional changes that are necessary for one to be successful after weight-loss surgery.
Lpc Linda Ouellette, 2012
8
A Numerical Model of an Active Magnetic Regenerator ...
Active magnetic regenerative refrigeration (AMRR) systems represent an environmentally attractive alternative to vapor compression systems that do not use a fluorocarbon working fluid.
Kurt Engelbrecht, 2008
9
Taming Your New Refrigerator: The Book That Should've Come ...
People who would find this book helpful include people buying a new refrigerator, people remodeling a kitchen, landlords, home economics teachers and perhaps realtors.
Mike Dobos, 2007
10
The Family Handyman Helpful Hints: Quick and Easy Solutions, ...
Shaken up Your refrigerator won't run after you've moved it around? It's probably just a loose wire. Unplug the power cord, remove the back service panel, and systematically check each wire. When you find one that's fallen off a terminal, ...
Reader's Digest, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «REFRIGERATOR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term refrigerator is used in the context of the following news items.
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Stinky refrigerator sends 11 to hospital
(AP) - Officials say a smelly refrigerator at the University of Kentucky sent nearly a dozen people to the hospital. Multiple news outlets report that workers smelled ... «WTSP 10 News, Jun 15»
2
Marco Rubio: I cashed out retirement account for campaign -- and …
... he cashed out $68,000 from a retirement account last year to prepare for his 2016 presidential campaign -- and to replace a refrigerator and air conditioner. «Miami Herald, May 15»
3
A simple lesson learned from a compulsive eater could make you a …
"At some point the refrigerator would not be locked and he would binge again. Maymin made a similar observation about Fisher's clients — and investors in ... «Business Insider, Mar 15»
4
Trucker throws refrigerator at cops during highway chase
BELLE VERNON, Pa. — A tractor-trailer driver threw items from his cab at police — including socks, shoes and a small refrigerator — as he led them on a ... «New York Post, Feb 15»
5
This $3300 refrigerator has a Keurig coffee maker built in
General Electric (GE) had already brought hot water dispensers to some of its refrigerators over the past couple years -- also a first for the industry. «CNNMoney, Jan 15»
6
Soon you can get hot coffee right from the fridge
Here comes GE with a solution: the first-ever refrigerator with a built-in single-cup coffee brewer from Keurig. The feature will be available on GE Cafe Series ... «ConsumerReports.org, Jan 15»
7
Charges read against man accused of killing woman found dead in …
The man accused of killing his wife and stuffing her body in a refrigerator appeared in downtown court Monday morning. Patrick Lambert had his charges read ... «KPRC Houston, Dec 14»
8
Man charged with slaying wife found in refrigerator
A man accused of stuffing his wife's body into a refrigerator before fleeing with their infant son arrived back in Houston on Wednesday in the custody of Mexican ... «Chron.com, Dec 14»
9
Manhunt Underway for Texas Baby After Mom Found Dead, Stuffed …
It's unclear how long Oaikhena-Lambert's body had been left to decompose in the refrigerator. Neighbors said there was not much activity in the apartment for ... «News One, Dec 14»
10
Search continues for baby of woman found in refrigerator
HOUSTON — Police continue to search for an 11-month-old baby whose mother's body was found in a refrigerator at the family's apartment Monday. An Amber ... «USA TODAY, Dec 14»

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