(of foods and beverages) preserved by means of freeze-drying: freeze-dried coffee.

1945–50 Unabridged


verb (used with object), freeze-dried, freeze-drying.
to subject to freeze-drying.

1945–50 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
vb , -dries, -drying, -dried
(tr) to preserve (a substance) by rapid freezing and subsequently drying in a vacuum

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To preserve a substance, such as food, by freezing it rapidly and placing it in a vacuum chamber, where the water frozen in the substance evaporates through sublimation.
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Example sentences
For food, skip fancy freeze-dried meals and stock cheap canned goods, which can
  be eaten without heating.
Have a pot with a tight-fitting lid and freeze-dried backpacker food.
Meanwhile, the dig team cooked couscous and freeze-dried vegetables on a
  propane stove, eating by the light of their headlamps.
We didn't go to the moon to spin off cooling suits and freeze-dried fruit.
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