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Related to freeze-dry: lyophilizer
tr.v. freeze-dried, freeze-dry·ing, freeze-dries
To preserve (food, for example) by rapid freezing and drying in a high vacuum.
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vb, -dries, -drying or -dried
(Cookery) (tr) to preserve (a substance) by rapid freezing and subsequently drying in a vacuum
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v.t. -dried, -dry•ing.
to preserve by freezing the substance and evaporating the moisture content in a vacuum.
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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.
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Past participle: freeze-dried
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|Verb||1.||freeze-dry - preserve by rapid freezing and subsequently drying in a vacuum; "freeze-dry the strawberries"|
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freeze-dry[ˌfriːzˌdraɪ] vt → liofilizzare
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