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freeze-dried

[freez-drahyd] /ˈfrizˈdraɪd/
adjective
1.
(of foods and beverages) preserved by means of freeze-drying:
freeze-dried coffee.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50

freeze-dry

[freez-drahy] /ˈfrizˈdraɪ/
verb (used with object), freeze-dried, freeze-drying.
1.
to subject to freeze-drying.
Origin
1945-50
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Examples for freeze-dried
  • 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.
  • Sodium montmorillonite can be freeze-dried into a spongelike material known as an aerogel.
  • The body is freeze-dried in liquid nitrogen, then vibrated so that it dissolves into a fine powder.
  • Many of them will probably go crazy before they even use up all their buckets of freeze-dried food.
  • Instead of using an oven they freeze-dried the samples before testing them in a calorimeter.
  • In order to render this soupy mix flammable, they freeze-dried a sample of it.
  • Burned water would not have improved the flavor of the packets of tasteless freeze-dried food.
British Dictionary definitions for freeze-dried

freeze-dry

verb -dries, -drying, -dried
1.
(transitive) to preserve (a substance) by rapid freezing and subsequently drying in a vacuum
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freeze-dried in Science
freeze-dry  
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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