freeze-dry


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freeze-dry

(frēz′drī′)
tr.v. freeze-dried, freeze-dry·ing, freeze-dries
To preserve (food, for example) by rapid freezing and drying in a high vacuum.

freeze-dry

vb, -dries, -drying or -dried
(Cookery) (tr) to preserve (a substance) by rapid freezing and subsequently drying in a vacuum

freeze′-dry′



v.t. -dried, -dry•ing.
to preserve by freezing the substance and evaporating the moisture content in a vacuum.
[1945–50]

freeze-dry

To preserve something by freezing it rapidly and then placing it in a vacuum chamber. The ice is then forced out, through sublimation, in the form of water vapor.

freeze-dry


Past participle: freeze-dried
Gerund: freeze-drying

Imperative
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Present
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he/she/it freeze-dries
we freeze-dry
you freeze-dry
they freeze-dry
Preterite
I freeze-dried
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we freeze-dried
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Present Continuous
I am freeze-drying
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he/she/it is freeze-drying
we are freeze-drying
you are freeze-drying
they are freeze-drying
Present Perfect
I have freeze-dried
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you have freeze-dried
they have freeze-dried
Past Continuous
I was freeze-drying
you were freeze-drying
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we were freeze-drying
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they were freeze-drying
Past Perfect
I had freeze-dried
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he/she/it had freeze-dried
we had freeze-dried
you had freeze-dried
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Future
I will freeze-dry
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they will freeze-dry
Future Perfect
I will have freeze-dried
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he/she/it will have freeze-dried
we will have freeze-dried
you will have freeze-dried
they will have freeze-dried
Future Continuous
I will be freeze-drying
you will be freeze-drying
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they will be freeze-drying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been freeze-drying
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he/she/it has been freeze-drying
we have been freeze-drying
you have been freeze-drying
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been freeze-drying
you will have been freeze-drying
he/she/it will have been freeze-drying
we will have been freeze-drying
you will have been freeze-drying
they will have been freeze-drying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been freeze-drying
you had been freeze-drying
he/she/it had been freeze-drying
we had been freeze-drying
you had been freeze-drying
they had been freeze-drying
Conditional
I would freeze-dry
you would freeze-dry
he/she/it would freeze-dry
we would freeze-dry
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Past Conditional
I would have freeze-dried
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he/she/it would have freeze-dried
we would have freeze-dried
you would have freeze-dried
they would have freeze-dried
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.freeze-dry - preserve by rapid freezing and subsequently drying in a vacuum; "freeze-dry the strawberries"
lyophilise, lyophilize - to dry (blood, serum, or tissue) by freezing in a high vacuum
preserve, keep - prevent (food) from rotting; "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh"
Translations

freeze-dry

[ˌfriːzˈdraɪ] VTliofilizar, deshidratar por congelación

freeze-dry

[ˌfriːzˌdraɪ] vtliofilizzare
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It was not too long ago that freeze drying involved cycles developed without the use of thermal analyses and freeze-dry microscopy to optimize the formulation and cycle parameters.
Scientists at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, in collaboration with USDA-ARS researchers, have developed a freeze-dry process to make cubes that have good color, quick rehydration, and limited shrinkage, in less time than traditional freeze-dry methods.