liquefaction

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noun liq·ue·fac·tion \ˌli-kwə-ˈfak-shən\

Definition of liquefaction

  1. 1 :  the process of making or becoming liquid

  2. 2 :  the state of being liquid

  3. 3 :  conversion of soil into a fluidlike mass during an earthquake or other seismic event

Origin and Etymology of liquefaction

Middle English, from Late Latin liquefaction-, liquefactio, from Latin liquefacere, from liquēre to be fluid + facere to make — more at do


First Known Use: 15th century


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liquefaction

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noun liq·ue·fac·tion \ˌlik-wə-ˈfak-shən\

Medical Definition of liquefaction

  1. 1:  the process of making or becoming liquid

  2. 2:  the state of being liquid


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