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freeze-dried

[freez-drahyd]
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  1. (of foods and beverages) preserved by means of freeze-drying: freeze-dried coffee.
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Origin of freeze-dried

First recorded in 1945–50

freeze-dry

[freez-drahy]
verb (used with object), freeze-dried, freeze-dry·ing.
  1. to subject to freeze-drying.
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Origin of freeze-dry

First recorded in 1945–50
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British Dictionary definitions for freeze-dried

freeze-dry

verb -dries, -drying or -dried
  1. (tr) to preserve (a substance) by rapid freezing and subsequently drying in a vacuum
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freeze-dried in Science

freeze-dry

  1. To preserve a substance, such as food, by freezing it rapidly and placing it in a vacuum chamber, where the water frozen in the substance evaporates through sublimation.
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