: being in a state produced by or as if by freeze-drying

Examples of freeze-dried in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The strawberries are harvested, freeze-dried, infused with either dark chocolate or white chocolate, then cooled to create a rich, chocolatey treat that has all the flavor of fresh fruit. Tiffany Hopkins, Bon Appétit, 16 Nov. 2023 The food is freeze-dried to pull out all its moisture, then stored in a mylar pouch with an oxygen absorber. WIRED, 28 Oct. 2023 Stella & Chewy’s Stella & Chewy's is a brand that focuses on providing raw and freeze-dried dog food options. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 31 Aug. 2023 These premium ingredients are then gently freeze-dried, locking in their natural flavors and essential nutrients. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 22 July 2023 Made with 100% natural ingredients, including real beef liver, the Nutri Bites treats are freeze-dried to lock in the flavors and maintain their high nutritional values. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 30 June 2023 Over the past two decades, the vessel’s hull has been excavated, disassembled, dissected, catalogued, desalted, bathed and freeze-dried for preservation. William Booth, Washington Post, 11 June 2023 What sets this topper apart from other dog food additives is that it's made with raw ingredients that have been carefully freeze-dried to lock in their nutritional value. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 9 June 2023 Instant coffee is freeze-dried or quick-dried to produce a powdered coffee extract that dissolves in hot water or milk. Clare Mulroy, USA TODAY, 6 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of freeze-dried was in 1946

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“Freeze-dried.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/freeze-dried. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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