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  • n. The process of dehydration by sublimation for preservation or convenience.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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

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Examples

  • Soon there will be a range of greener options for your funeral – from being dissolved in chemicals to freeze-drying.

    Eco-Friendly Funerals of the Future | Impact Lab

  • Mr. Patrick developed ways of freeze-drying bacterial diseases to distribute them via aerosol.

    Bioweapons Pioneer in the Cold War Era

  • Although Dr. Meryman experimented with freeze-drying organs for long-term storage and transplantation, he did not believe in human cryopreservation.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • Gelatin is contained in some vaccines to protect vaccine viruses from adverse conditions such as freeze-drying or heat (see table below).

    Gelatin Allergies

  • A survey of 100 local authorities found that more than a quarter were already actively considering freeze-drying bodies, the latest being Preston in Lancashire.

    Cremation To Be Replaced By Eco-Friendly Freeze-Drying Of Corpses | Impact Lab

  • Mummifying, stuffing, or freeze-drying bodies can keep or attract energies that may not be desirable.

    When Animals Speak

  • US Airways worked with a Texas-based company, which tells CNN it sorted through about 30,000 items from the flight -- cleaning them, sometimes freeze-drying items to preserve them.

    CNN Transcript May 22, 2009

  • GUPTA: Well, you know, the time-consuming process is actually freeze-drying the brain, putting in a specific substance, and then looking at it under the microscope, trying to figure out if these drugs or anything else had an impact on the brain.

    CNN Transcript Jun 30, 2009

  • U.S. Air worked with a Texas-based company, which tells CNN it sorted through about 30,000 items from the flight, cleaning them, sometimes freeze-drying items to preserve them.

    CNN Transcript May 22, 2009

  • GUPTA: Well, you know the time-consuming process is actually freeze-drying the brain and putting in a specific substance and then looking at it under a microscope trying to figure out if these drugs or anything else had an impact on the brain.

    CNN Transcript Jun 30, 2009

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