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[freez-drahy] /ˈfrizˈdraɪ/
verb (used with object), freeze-dried, freeze-drying.
to subject to freeze-drying.
Origin of freeze-dry
1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • She and colleagues actually freeze-dry tiny amounts of a fungal species.
  • Then they add the aggregates to rubber latex and freeze-dry the mixture.
British Dictionary definitions for freeze-dry


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