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1liquid

adjective liq·uid \ˈli-kwəd\

: capable of flowing freely like water : not a solid or a gas

: shining and clear

: clear, smooth, and pleasant in sound

Full Definition of LIQUID

1
:  flowing freely like water
2
:  having the properties of a liquid :  being neither solid nor gaseous
3
a :  shining and clear <large liquid eyes>
b :  being musical and free of harshness in sound
c :  smooth and unconstrained in movement
d :  articulated without friction and capable of being prolonged like a vowel <a liquid consonant>
4
a :  consisting of or capable of ready conversion into cash <liquid assets>
b :  capable of covering current liabilities quickly with current assets
li·quid·i·ty \li-ˈkwi-də-tē\ noun
liq·uid·ly \ˈli-kwəd-lē\ adverb
liq·uid·ness noun
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Examples of LIQUID

  1. Water and milk are liquid substances.
  2. The medicine is available in liquid form.
  3. She had large liquid eyes.
  4. the liquid notes of a bird
  5. the liquid grace of the dancer's movements

Origin of LIQUID

Middle English, from Middle French liquide, from Latin liquidus, from liquēre to be fluid; akin to Latin lixa water, lye, and perhaps to Old Irish fliuch damp
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

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

2liquid

noun

: a substance that is able to flow freely

Full Definition of LIQUID

1
:  a liquid consonant
2
:  a fluid (as water) that has no independent shape but has a definite volume and does not expand indefinitely and that is only slightly compressible

Examples of LIQUID

  1. Water and milk are liquids.
  2. a bottle of green liquid

First Known Use of LIQUID

1530

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous
LIQUIDNESS Defined for Kids

1liquid

adjective liq·uid \ˈli-kwəd\

Definition of LIQUID for Kids

1
:  flowing freely like water <liquid detergent>
2
:  neither solid nor gaseous
3
:  clear and smooth or shining <liquid eyes>
4
:  made up of or easily changed into cash <liquid investments>

2liquid

noun

Definition of LIQUID for Kids

:  a substance that flows freely like water

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