freeze-drying freeze-drying


  • (n) a method of drying food or blood plasma or pharmaceuticals or tissue without destroying their physical structure; material is frozen and then warmed in a vacuum so that the ice sublimes



  1. As a Western diplomat notes, a machine for freeze-drying coffee can also be used to make anthrax spores.
  2. A few minutes of freeze-drying finishes the job.
  3. Pharmaceutical manufacturers use freeze-drying to preserve sensitive drugs, but the process is difficult, and it had never been successfully adapted to low-cost materials like foods.


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    on August 28, 2013     Source: Gizmodo

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  • "I would like to push for the issue of freeze-drying. I think it is interesting and based on what I have heard I have a positive view of the method," Adelsohn Liljeroth, whose brief covers burial laws, told Kyrkans Tidning.
    on May 16, 2007 By: Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth Source: Independent Online

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