freeze-dry

freeze-dry
verb
preserve by rapid freezing and subsequently drying in a vacuum
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freeze-dry the strawberries

Hypernyms: ↑preserve, ↑keep
Hyponyms: ↑lyophilize, ↑lyophilise
Entailment: ↑exsiccate, ↑dehydrate, ↑dry up, ↑desiccate
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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The chefs freeze-dry the vegetables

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ˈfreeze-dry [freeze-dry freeze-dries freeze-dried freeze-drying] verb usually passive \freeze-dry sth
to preserve food or drink by freezing and drying it very quickly
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  • freeze-dry — transitive verb Date: 1949 to dry (as food) in a frozen state under high vacuum especially for preservation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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