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^-frīgĕro , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a., make cool or cold; to cool off, cool (class.).
B. To relieve, refresh: membra refrigerat unda. Ov. M. 13, 903: “podagras,Plin. 20, 3, 8, § 17; cf.: “ubi enim potest illa aetas aut calescere vel apricatione melius vel igni aut vicissim umbris aquisve refrigerari salubrius?Cic. Sen. 16, 57: refrigerandi sui causā, Suet. Vit. Luc. —
II. Trop., to cool off, to deprive of warmth or zeal; hence, pass., to be cooled, wearied, exhausted; to grow cool or languid (cf. defervesco): “defessā ac refrigeratā accusatione,Cic. Verr. 1, 10, 31: “refrigerato jam levissimo sermone hominum provincialium,id. Fam. 3, 8, 1: “refrigerato inventionis amore,Quint. Ep. ad Tryph. 2: “cum Antonii librarius . . . refrigeratus, ab Antonio transfugit ad Caesarem,his zeal having cooled, Vell. 2, 83, 2: prudens (testis) aliquo urbane dicto refrigerandus est, qs. to throw cold water upon, i. e. to intimidate, check, Quint. 5, 7, 26; cf.: “aegre perlegit, refrigeratus saepe a semetipso,” i. e. being often stopped, interrupted, Suet. Claud. 41. —Esp. in late Lat.: “alicui,to refresh, comfort, assist, Tert. Anim. 51 fin.; id. ad Scap. 4 med.: “me refrigeravit,Vulg. 2 Tim. 1, 16; id. Exod. 23, 12.
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