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FREEZE-DRY (freeze-dried)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does freeze-dry mean? 

  The verb FREEZE-DRY has 1 sense:

1. preserve by rapid freezing and subsequently drying in a vacuum

  Familiarity information: FREEZE-DRY used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1freeze-dry [BACK TO TOP]


Preserve by rapid freezing and subsequently drying in a vacuum

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

freeze-dry the strawberries

Hypernyms (to "freeze-dry" is one way to...):

keep; preserve (prevent (food) from rotting)

"Freeze-dry" entails doing...:

dehydrate; desiccate; dry up; exsiccate (lose water or moisture)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "freeze-dry"):

lyophilise; lyophilize (to dry (blood, serum, or tissue) by freezing in a high vacuum)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

The chefs freeze-dry the vegetables

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