Meaning of lyophilize in English:


Pronunciation /lʌɪˈɒfɪlʌɪz/


(also British lyophilise)
[with object] technical
  • Freeze-dry (a substance)

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