verb liq·ue·fy \ˈli-kwə-ˌfī\

: to cause (something) to become liquid


Full Definition of LIQUEFY

transitive verb
:  to reduce to a liquid state
intransitive verb
:  to become liquid
liq·ue·fi·er \-ˌfī(-ə)r\ noun

Variants of LIQUEFY

liq·ue·fy also liq·ui·fy \ˈli-kwə-ˌfī\

Examples of LIQUEFY

  1. The vegetables were liquefied in a blender.
  2. The plastic liquefied in the intense heat.

Origin of LIQUEFY

Middle English liquefien, from Anglo-French liquefier, from Latin liquefacere
First Known Use: 15th century

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Rhymes with LIQUEFY

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LIQUEFY Defined for Kids


verb liq·ue·fy \ˈli-kwə-ˌfī\

Definition of LIQUEFY for Kids

:  to make or become liquid


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