Definition of refrigerated in US English:



  • 1(of food or drink) chilled in a refrigerator.

    ‘sandwiches must be kept refrigerated in stores’
    ‘refrigerated meat’
    • ‘Even refrigerated foods can have bacterial growth, so examine bottles and packages carefully, especially those that have been in the refrigerator for several days or weeks.’
    • ‘Refrigerated melon was culture negative at 24 hours while the numbers of Salmonella ssp. doubled in refrigerated beef.’
    • ‘Unroll a 10-ounce package of refrigerated pizza crust onto a large baking sheet that has been coated with cooking spray.’
    • ‘The virus can thrive in refrigerated food also, he cautions.’
    • ‘Unit sales of refrigerated teas were up 13.0 percent.’
    • ‘Pick up prepackaged diced ham in the refrigerated meat case to save chopping time.’
    • ‘Misdiagnosis is common, especially if the contact took place while the patient was traveling overseas or if the patient has been poisoned by improperly refrigerated seafood.’
    • ‘Whole-wheat and whole-grain breads are sold everywhere now - even in the form of ready-to-use pizza crusts and refrigerated pizza dough.’
    • ‘The microorganism is particularly dangerous, and continues to grow in refrigerated food.’
    • ‘While overall juice sales have been struggling, interest in refrigerated tea continues to grow.’
    • ‘Lay out your plan of action so that you go to the grocery store last so that you can take your refrigerated ingredients home as soon as possible.’
    • ‘Dollar sales of refrigerated lemonade increased by 11.6 percent and other fruit juice rose an impressive 27.4 percent.’
    • ‘Placing the refrigerated meat on a thick aluminum or copper pan or cookie sheet will help warm it up by conducting the cold away more swiftly.’
    • ‘Now we pour the refrigerated cream mixture from yesterday into our ice cream maker.’
    • ‘One of the challenges for dairy is that there isn't always the capability for bringing refrigerated product into the stores.’
    • ‘However to complete my snack I also enjoyed a mug of tea and a piece of refrigerated cake, a biscuit base with chocolate topping.’
    • ‘During his lifetime he rejected trains, television and refrigerated food.’
    • ‘Add the refrigerated butter and process 20 seconds until well combined.’
    • ‘We depend almost entirely on overseas trade, and have done since the first export, in 1882, of refrigerated meat on the Dunedin, as I recall it.’
    • ‘Do not eat refrigerated pates or meat spreads.’
    1. 1.1 (of a vehicle or container) used to keep or transport food or drink in a chilled condition.
      ‘refrigerated display units’
      • ‘In the Caribbean, say, the bananas are washed in water, packed in cardboard boxes and loaded on to refrigerated ships at 14C within 36 hours.’
      • ‘Its refrigerated food trucks would be too tall for the tunnel.’
      • ‘Suiza companies also have contributed products as well as refrigerated trucks to deliver food and beverages to relief workers and residents.’
      • ‘The second big problem for developing countries was their inability to get products to market because of a lack of infrastructure - roads, refrigerated lorries - that resulted in excessive waste.’
      • ‘He said high value items included a refrigerated lorry worth about £25,000 and a horse box worth approximately £50,000.’
      • ‘Then refrigeration was invented, and soon the refrigerated vehicle.’
      • ‘He had some flown in specially in a refrigerated container just so he could eat it at the temperature he likes.’
      • ‘Shiny new customized refrigerated trucks, capable of holding up to 10,000 units, were usually parked nearby so samplers could quickly reload their packs.’
      • ‘Get assurances that the caterer adheres to health and safety regulations, for the sake of your guests, and that food is transported in refrigerated vans, and such like.’
      • ‘The boxes are then loaded onto a refrigerated lorry and driven to Fort William.’
      • ‘Both men served in the 37th Field Transfusion Unit where Mr Wilson was the driver and responsible for shuttling plasma to injured soldiers aboard his little refrigerated truck.’
      • ‘Both fresh and frozen turkeys are transported in refrigerated trucks to their destination.’
      • ‘Their fleet of four refrigerated trucks makes regular rounds to local farmers and grocery-chain warehouses to pick up anything that hasn't spoiled.’
      • ‘A Wexford fishmonger who has being selling fish from the back of a refrigerated van in Portlaoise is resisting moves by Laois County Council to stop her from trading.’
      • ‘A refrigerated truck pulls up outside the customer's home to deliver the produce, meat, breads, canned goods, frozen food and supplies that were ordered.’
      • ‘Smart tags are also being affixed to refrigerated containers to make sure that food is stored at the right temperature.’
      • ‘‘We've also have a range of vehicles, including refrigerated trailers which have gone quite well,’ he said.’
      • ‘This means that if medication does arrive, there is nowhere to store it, and due to the ban on refrigerated vehicles, there is no way to transport such vital medications as antibiotics.’
      • ‘Free-market gurus will scoff, but let's not forget that the transport of those products - often by air freight or refrigerated container - is extremely oil-dependent.’
      • ‘Approximately 250 refrigerated trucks are used to transport Turner products from regional distribution centers.’