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Noun: freeze-drying  freez drI-ing
  1. A method of drying food or blood plasma or pharmaceuticals or tissue without destroying their physical structure; material is frozen and then warmed in a vacuum so that the ice sublimes
    - lyophilization, lyophilisation [Brit]
Verb: freeze-dry  freez drI
  1. Preserve by rapid freezing and subsequently drying in a vacuum
    "freeze-dry the strawberries"

Type of: dehydration, desiccation, drying up, evaporation, freeze, freezing, keep, preserve

Encyclopedia: Freeze-drying