[ freez-drahy-ing ]
/ ˈfrizˈdraɪ ɪŋ /
a process for drying heat-sensitive substances, as foods, blood plasma, antibiotics, and the like, by freezing the substance and then subliming the ice or other frozen solvent in a high vacuum.
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Origin of freeze-drying
First recorded in 1940–45
Words nearby freeze-drying
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Medical definitions for freeze-drying
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