freeze-dried

[freez-drahyd]
adjective
(of foods and beverages) preserved by means of freeze-drying: freeze-dried coffee.

Origin:
1945–50

Dictionary.com Unabridged

freeze-dry

[freez-drahy]
verb (used with object), freeze-dried, freeze-drying.
to subject to freeze-drying.

Origin:
1945–50

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To freeze-dried
Collins
World English Dictionary
freeze-dry
 
vb , -dries, -drying, -dried
(tr) to preserve (a substance) by rapid freezing and subsequently drying in a vacuum

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Science Dictionary
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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
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.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature