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  • v  preserve by rapid freezing and subsequently drying in a vacuum
  • s  used of tissue or blood or serum or other biological substances; dried by freezing in a high vacuum
  • s  preserved by freezing and drying in a vacuum
    freeze-dried coffee

  • The famous freeze-dried ice cream was created on request for an Apollo 7 crew member, but the astronauts disliked it so much that it has never been used again.
  • Arntzen, an Arizona State University biologist, has been working for nearly five years to create what is basically freeze-dried tomato juice but not from any ordinary tomatoes.
  • At one point Baur engineered a freeze-dried, just-add-milk ice-cream product called Coldsnap.
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  • Teens spend a tech-free week learning along the Brandywine
    It was a low-tech week with high ideals. No cellphones, no showers, and the cuisine came freeze-dried. Still, 13 Chester County teens shunned modern conveniences in the name of a historic creek and an adventure meant to tap their inner environmentalists.
    June 25, 2013 - The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Wonderland Trail: hard hike with stunning rewards
    MOUNT RAINER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — For an hour we stared at the mountain. Four tired hikers at the end of a long day, settling in at Klapatche Park with our freeze-dried dinners, and watching nature's version of television.
    June 22, 2013 - The Wenatchee World

  • Gore Verbinski in USA Today
    As always, he has his own path in the madness,Verbinski says. "It's interesting what solitary confinement does to the brain. If his brain was sunbaked before, it's freeze-dried now."
  • Nathan Buckley in Daily Telegraph
    We've had a beef stew, a chilli con carne, a sweet and sour and a beef dish (freeze-dried) but to be honest I couldn't tell any difference,said Buckley, who has a good meal and a hot shower as the two leading items on his to-do list on...
  • Dee Caffari in Southern Daily Echo
    Former teacher Dee, of Titchfield, said: "I found a surprise freeze-dried Christmas dinner that someone obviously went to some effort to find for me. God knows what it will taste like." "There are also a lot of random presents to open which...

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