Pronounced: SAT-uhs-fys, verb
Notes: An interesting word and useful
The word frigorific means “causing cold; chilling”
This word came into English in the mid-1600s
Background / Comments
Once I knew the definition, it seems obvious. The word comes from Latin frigorificus, the adjective form of frigus (frost, cold). This Latin root is related to the source for “frigid”, which you may have seen in the definition. Our word is deemed relatively unusual.