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[free-zer] /ˈfri zər/

a refrigerator, refrigerator compartment, cabinet, or room held at or below 32°F (0°C), used especially for preserving and storing food.
a machine containing cold brine, ice, etc., for making ice cream, sherbet, or the like.
a person or thing that or chills.
Also called deepfreeze. a device that freezes or chills, esp an insulated cold-storage cabinet for long-term storage of perishable foodstuffs
a former name for refrigerator

1847 as the name of an item in ice-cream manufacture; from freeze (v.) + -er (1). As a household appliance, from 1945. Freezer burn attested from 1929.


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