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1fluid

adjective flu·id \ˈflü-əd\

: capable of flowing freely like water

—used to describe something that can change easily or that changes often

: having or showing a smooth and easy style

Full Definition of FLUID

1
a :  having particles that easily move and change their relative position without a separation of the mass and that easily yield to pressure :  capable of flowing
b :  subject to change or movement <boundaries became fluid>
2
:  characterized by or employing a smooth easy style <the ballerina's fluid movements> <fluid recitation of his lines>
3
a :  available for various uses <a fluid computer program>
b :  liquid 4 <fluid assets>
flu·id·ly adverb
flu·id·ness noun

Examples of FLUID

  1. a substance in a fluid state
  2. <warm the jam until it is fluid, then spread it over the cake>

Origin of FLUID

French or Latin; French fluide, from Latin fluidus, from fluere to flow; akin to Greek phlyzein to boil over
First Known Use: 1603

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous

2fluid

noun

: a substance that is able to flow freely : a liquid substance

Full Definition of FLUID

:  a substance (as a liquid or gas) tending to flow or conform to the outline of its container
flu·id·al \ˈflü-ə-dəl\ adjective
flu·id·al·ly \-dəl-ē\ adverb
flu·id·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of FLUID

  1. Please check the fluids in the car's engine.
  2. She needs to drink plenty of fluids.
  3. Fluid leaked from the car's engine.
  4. a bottle of yellow fluid

First Known Use of FLUID

1661

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous

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