- v. Simple past tense and past participle of freeze-dry.
- adj. That has been subjected to this process
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. dried by freezing and applying a vacuum; -- used of tissue or blood or serum or other biological substances.
- adj. used of tissue or blood or serum or other biological substances; dried by freezing in a high vacuum
- adj. preserved by freezing and drying in a vacuum
“During the race, he relies on packs of freeze-dried, dehydrated food as well as oatmeal and instant noodles.”
“After failing to find locusts, the women ordered freeze-dried crickets from Amazon.com.”
“He started telling me how the Bible says that Obama will be sending "freeze-dried plump white babies" to Africa to feed the starving villagers.”
“He settles for day jobs at the building sites of Tokyo, subsists on freeze-dried noodles and squanders his pay in hostess bars.”
“Mountain House's freeze-dried dinners come in a variety of flavors and cuisines that taste surprisingly delicious (sweet-and-sour pork was my favorite).”
“Real astronauts greeted visitors in the gift shop, where freeze-dried "astronaut ice cream" is for sale which, they will tell you, true astronauts never touch.”
“The body is frozen and then broken down via ultrasound into small pieces, which are then freeze-dried and buried in a biodegradable box, to become compost.”
“A rock that shat in the road and stank of freeze-dried meat treats, perhaps.”
“Well, "now what" consisted of hauling our massive load of Stuff up to the residential level, eating the surprisingly tasty meal of freeze-dried chicken and corn the outgoing crew had prepared for us, and discussing our plans for the next day and the next two weeks.”
“I've read that up to 80 percent of restaurants in France use some kind of industrially produced, frozen or freeze-dried products either alone (the entire dish itself) or to elaborate fresh products (such as a vacuum-packed, pre-made sauce over fresh fish).”
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