One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An appliance or compartment which is artificially kept cool and used to store food and drink. Modern refrigerators generally make use of the cooling effect produced when a volatile liquid is forced to evaporate in a sealed system in which it can be condensed back to liquid outside the refrigerator.
- ‘Before the war, most households were without refrigerators and other electric appliances.’
- ‘Appliances such as refrigerators and stoves have increased exponentially.’
- ‘If you must wait a few days, keep the bulbs moist and store them in your refrigerator.’
- ‘It was used in the days before refrigerators to keep food cool and store ice blocks gathered in winter.’
- ‘The report said, for example, that refrigerators for storing vaccines were poorly maintained and often broke down.’
- ‘He decided it was time to leave school, so he found a job selling washing machines, refrigerators and electrical hardware.’
- ‘Chop and blend finely in a food processor and store in the refrigerator.’
- ‘My wife and I decided to do our bit to reduce energy consumption by buying a modern refrigerator a few months ago.’
- ‘Back then, you had to have refrigerators to store food instead of having each meal prepared and delivered daily.’
- ‘Check the seasoning, then spoon the paste into a jar and store it in the refrigerator.’
- ‘You can't sell perishable fresh and frozen foods unless households have refrigerators.’
- ‘Television sets, air conditioning, and refrigerators are common in modern Bahraini homes.’
- ‘All that is needed is some means of driving the fluid around the circuit - in most modern refrigerators this is an electric pump.’
- ‘Cool, cover with plastic wrap, and store in the refrigerator until needed to add to soup or salad.’
- ‘These tools also plot and correlate the image in the customers' mind of other appliances such as refrigerators and microwave ovens.’
- ‘Britain has taken onboard this ruling but has had to resort to simply storing old refrigerators while facilities are built to dispose of them.’
- ‘It's not recommended to store Champagne in the refrigerator for more than a few months.’
- ‘Small appliances such as food processors sit near large appliances such as refrigerators.’
- ‘Brent Cameron, a former refrigeration repair man, explained to me how refrigerators keep food cool.’
- ‘For two days, he's managed a team whose job is to clear out refrigerators and other appliances tossed to the curb.’
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