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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To preserve (food, for example) by rapid freezing and drying in a high vacuum.

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  • v. To remove volatile liquid from a substance by sublimation (normally under vacuum) from the frozen state

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. to remove the moisture from (e.g. food) by first freezing and then subjecting to a high vacuum; -- used as a mild method for drying foods or chemicals while causing little decomposition, in contrast to heat-drying.

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

  • v. preserve by rapid freezing and subsequently drying in a vacuum

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