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freeze-dry

[freez-drahy] /ˈfrizˈdraɪ/
verb (used with object), freeze-dried, freeze-drying.
1.
to subject to freeze-drying.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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British Dictionary definitions for freezedry

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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freezedry 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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