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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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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Most new dishes start with an interrogation: What happens if we freeze-dry foie gras?
We can ' t freeze-dry our kids and wait for your pilot programs to pan out.
Ain't like we can freeze-dry Barry and wake him up when he grows his balls back, and I don't see Hillary swooping in to save the day.
Do you remember when the girls started to freeze-dry, to turn into plastic at sixteen, so that no breast ever sagged, no wrinkle ever folded?
The ideas of architects like Piano, that neither bulldoze the past nor freeze-dry history, are likely to be the only way to give cities new life and meaning.
The book will freeze-dry onto paper many of the ideas we explore here.
I find in writing my Guardian column that it helps to freeze-dry ideas and discussions; it can improve my thinking.
"I knew the one mistake I could make in the film was to freeze-dry them and pretend they weren't in their 40s now."
I wish I could freeze-dry the confidence I had four years ago: in my youth, my strength, my still-perky chest.
A Swedish document salvage firm, hired by the archives to freeze-dry records to remove the moisture from them, was turned away by uniformed personnel as they attempted to enter the city.