from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To freeze (food) by a process sufficiently rapid to retain natural flavor, nutritional value, or other properties.
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- n. A chamber or device in which the temperature may be rapidly lowered to below to freezing point.
- v. To rapidly reduce the temperature of something to below the freezing point, thereby preserving some aspect of it (such as position or flavor) that would otherwise be lost during the freezing process.
- v. Preserved in an unaltered state, reminiscent of quick-freezing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. freeze rapidly so as to preserve the natural juices and flavors
The quick-freeze vitrification process works better.
Then turn on the quick-freeze setting if your freezer has it.
Hung peers jealously at their quick-freeze operation.
Then roll dough into balls, set on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and quick-freeze the balls by setting them in a freezer for about 30 minutes so they set up fairly hard.
- A startling, quick-freeze kind of north wind the icy forefinger of an impending snow storm poking down into East Texas set the dried stalks of standing milo to singing.
Vitrification is already used to quick-freeze eggs and embryos with success, allowing spare ones to be used in IVF at a later date.
Katayama E, Ohmori G, Baba N (1998) Three-dimensional image analysis of myosin head in function as captured by quick-freeze deep-etch replica electron microscopy.
At the ESHRE meeting, another team of researchers reported that when it comes to freezing ovarian tissue from women with cancer, a quick-freeze method appears to be better than the standard slower method -- and almost as good as fresh ovarian tissue.
Yes, there are plenty of foaming canisters and quick-freeze liquid-nitro tanks in town.
"Or quick-freeze mullet for shipment to the Orient.