Definition of lyophilize in US English:

lyophilize

verb

[with object]technical
  • Freeze-dry (a substance).

    • ‘The starch granules were lyophilized in a freeze-drier for 48 h.’
    • ‘A recent approach to reduce the interlaboratory variation has been to prepare a calibration curve using calibrated lyophilized plasmas.’
    • ‘The aqueous extract was lyophilized to obtain a powder.’
    • ‘Samples conserved in liquid nitrogen are lyophilized prior to analysis.’
    • ‘Cell wall material was then lyophilized and weighed.’
    dried, freeze-dried, dehydrated
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Pronunciation

lyophilize

/laɪˈɑfəˌlaɪz//līˈäfəˌlīz/