lyophilize

[ lahy-of-uh-lahyz ]
/ laɪˈɒf əˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), ly·oph·i·lized, ly·oph·i·liz·ing. Biochemistry.

(of tissue, blood, serum, or the like) to dry by freezing in a high vacuum.

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Also especially British, ly·oph·i·lise.

Origin of lyophilize

First recorded in 1935–40; lyophil(ic) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM lyophilize

ly·oph·i·li·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lyophilised

lyophilize

lyophilise

/ (laɪˈɒfɪˌlaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to dry (blood, serum, tissue, etc) by freezing in a high vacuum; freeze dry
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