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freeze-dry

freeze–dry

verb \-ˈdrī\

: to preserve (something, such as food) by a process that both dries and freezes it

Full Definition of FREEZE-DRY

transitive verb
:  to dry (as food) in a frozen state under high vacuum especially for preservation

First Known Use of FREEZE-DRY

1949

freeze–dry

transitive verb \ˈfrēz-ˈdrī\   (Medical Dictionary)
freeze–driedfreeze–dry·ing

Medical Definition of FREEZE–DRY

:  to dry and preserve (as food, vaccines, or tissue) in a frozen state under high vacuum
freeze–dried adjective

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