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freeze-dryverb [T]

uk   /ˌfriːzˈdraɪ/  us   /ˌfriːzˈdraɪ/
to ​preserve something, ​especiallyfood, by ​freezing and then ​drying it: freeze-dried ​coffee
(Definition of freeze-dry from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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freeze-dryverb [T]

 /ˈfrizˈdrɑɪ/ (present tense -dries, present participle -drying, past tense and past participle -dried)
to ​preserve something, esp. ​food, by ​freezing and then ​drying it: freeze-dried ​instantcoffee
(Definition of freeze-dry from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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