Refrigerator

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A teepical refrigerator wi its door open
An early electric refidgerator, wi a cyclindrical heat exchanger on top. Nou in the collection o Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum.

A refrigerator (aften cried a "fridge" for short) is a cuilin appliance makkit up o a thermally insulatit compairtment an a mechanism for tae transpose heat frae it tae the environs athoot, cuilin the contents tae a temperatur ablo ruim temperatur. Refrigerators is widely uised for tae keep fuids that dwynes at ruim temperaturs; spylin frae bacteriel growthe an ither processes is a hantle slawer at laich temperaturs. A device descrived as a "refrigerator" keeps a temperatur a wheen degrees abuin the freezin pynt o watter; a sib device that keeps a temperatur ablo the freezin pynt o watter is cried a "freezer". The refrigerator is a quite modren upmak amang kitchen appliances. It replaced the common icebox that wis pitten ootby for naurlins a century an a hauf afore, an is whiles still cried by the oreeginal name "icebox".

Some Scots leid enthusiasts hae cleckit the neologism cauld-press for refrigerators.