freeze-dry freeze-dry

Definition(s):

  • (v) preserve by rapid freezing and subsequently drying in a vacuum

Usage(s):

  1. The freeze-dry technique is not new; it has commonly been used to preserve water-soluble drugs and blood plasma.
  2. Then I freeze-dry 'em before they thaw out.
  3. She should freeze-dry that demeanor, and disseminate it on her robin-egg-blue web site.

News

  • An Endangered Animal Sperm Bank Will Let Us Bring Pandas to Space

    Whether or not you think that certain endangered animals are worth all the fuss— *cough* pandas *cough*—judging by the internet's recent, excited tittering over a potential panda pregnancy, the majority of people are very much pro-animal kingdom diversity. So much so, in fact, that a team of Japanese scientists has begun freeze-drying certain endangered animals' sperm in the hopes of one day ...
    on August 28, 2013     Source: Gizmodo

Quotes

  1. "If you want to see the girls at 34, you can turn on your television every night or rent the DVDs," Mr. King says. "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."
    on Apr 27, 2008 By: Michael Patrick King Source: WSBT-TV

  2. "I wish I could freeze-dry this game and take it to next weekend," Nishino said. "I can't find any negatives, and I don't think it's necessary to start looking for any."
    on Feb 24, 2007 By: Akira Nishino Source: The Daily Yomiuri

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