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fluid

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adjective flu·id \ˈflü-əd\

Simple Definition of fluid

  • : 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. 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. 2 :  characterized by or employing a smooth easy style <the ballerina's fluid movements> <fluid recitation of his lines>

  3. 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

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fluid

noun flu·id

Simple Definition of fluid

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

Full Definition of fluid

  1. :  a substance (as a liquid or gas) tending to flow or conform to the outline of its container

flu·id·al play \ˈflü-ə-dəl\ adjective
flu·id·al·ly play \-dəl-ē\ adverb
flu·id·like play \-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



1661

First Known Use of fluid

1661

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