freeze–dry

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verb \ˈfrēz-ˈdrī\

Definition of freeze–dry

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to dry (something, such as food) in a frozen state under high vacuum especially for preservation

First Known Use of freeze–dry

1949


FREEZE–DRY Defined for English Language Learners

freeze-dry

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verb

Definition of freeze–dry for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

freeze–dry

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transitive verb \ˈfrēz-ˈdrī\

Medical Definition of freeze–dry

freeze–dried

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freeze–drying

  1. :  to dry and preserve (as food, vaccines, or tissue) in a frozen state under high vacuum

freeze–dried

adjective

freeze–drying

noun

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