freeze drying

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freeze drying

[′frēz ‚drī·iŋ]
(engineering)
A method of drying materials, such as certain foods, that would be destroyed by the loss of volatile ingredients or by drying temperatures above the freezing point; the material is frozen under high vacuum so that ice or other frozen solvent will quickly sublime and a porous solid remain.
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