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The freezing of something, especially food, by means of a rapid current of chilled air.
- ‘This unit, using liquid nitrogen blast freezing, will be especially attractive for library and archival recovery.’
- ‘The freezing technology used was primarily plate freezing, although blast freezing was also employed.’
- ‘This is an accelerated form of blast freezing in which products are exposed to sprays of liquid nitrogen or CO2 at minus 150 degrees F or colder.’
- ‘Blast chilling, blast freezing and climate controlled regeneration, when performed correctly and safely, deliver long shelf life.’
- ‘When we use blast freezing smaller ice crystals are formed, therefore there is less cell damage.’
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