Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Freezer'
n : electric refrigerator (trade name Deepfreeze) in which food
is frozen and stored for long periods of time [syn: deep-freeze,
Deepfreeze, deep freezer]
- Freezer \Freez"er\, n.
One who, or that which, cools or freezes, as a refrigerator,
or the tub and can used in the process of freezing ice cream.
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Freezer'
A refrigerator is a cooling apparatus. The common household appliance (often called a "fridge" for short) comprises a thermally insulated compartment and a heat pump—chemical or mechanical means—to transfer heat from it to the external environment (i.e., the room in which it is located), cooling the contents to a temperature below ambient. Cooling is a popular food storage technique in developed countries and works by decreasing the reproduction rate of bacteria. The device is thus used to reduce the rate of spoilage of foodstuffs. A device described as 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 (37 to 41 °F). A similar device which maintains a temperature below the freezing point of water is called a "freezer". The refrigerator is a relatively modern invention among kitchen appliances. It replaced the icebox, which had been a common household appliance for almost a century and a half prior. For this reason, a refrigerator is sometimes referred to as an "icebox".[See more about Freezer at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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