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Noun: refrigeration  ri,fri-ju'rey-shun
  1. The process of cooling or freezing (e.g., food) for preservative purposes
    - infrigidation
     
  2. Deliberately lowering the body's temperature for therapeutic purposes
    "refrigeration by immersing the patient's body in a cold bath"

Derived forms: refrigerations

Type of: chilling, cooling, preservation, temperature reduction, therapy

Encyclopedia: Refrigeration