freeze-dry

verb
\ ˈfrēz-ˈdrī How to pronounce freeze-dry (audio) \
freeze-dried; freeze-drying; freeze-dries

Definition of freeze-dry

transitive verb

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

First Known Use of freeze-dry

1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Freeze-dry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/freeze-dry. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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freeze-dry

verb

English Language Learners Definition of freeze-dry

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

freeze-dry

transitive verb
\ ˈfrēz-ˈdrī How to pronounce freeze-dry (audio) \
freeze-dried; freeze-drying

Medical Definition of freeze-dry

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

Other Words from freeze-dry

freeze-dried adjective
freeze-drying noun

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