liquefaction

noun
liq·​ue·​fac·​tion | \ ˌli-kwə-ˈfak-shən How to pronounce liquefaction (audio) \

Definition of liquefaction

1 : the process of making or becoming liquid
2 : the state of being liquid
3 : conversion of soil into a fluidlike mass during an earthquake or other seismic event

Examples of liquefaction in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pembina also needs the department to grant easements to use state land and waterways to build the gas liquefaction terminal, shipping berth and pipeline. oregonlive, "Federal regulators uphold approval of Jordan Cove LNG project in Coos Bay, teeing up potential state lawsuit," 22 May 2020 In Florida, New Fortress has been shipping small amounts of LNG from a liquefaction terminal in Hialeah to a location near the Fort Lauderdale airport, 28 miles away. Will Englund, Washington Post, "Trump wants to lift the ban on transporting liquefied natural gas on trains. Opponents say it’s a risk.," 3 Mar. 2020 One big reason for the boost in exports is that more LNG facilities have come on line, including liquefaction terminals in Louisiana and Maryland. L.m. Sixel, Houston Chronicle, "Natural gas exports up 8 percent in 1st quarter," 8 June 2018 The terminal is on an earthquake liquefaction zone. oregonlive, "Portland Commissioner Position 2 candidates explain what city policy changes they’ll immediately support if elected," 25 Apr. 2020 After months of delays, the facility's first liquefaction train started commercial operations in August. Sergio Chapa, Houston Chronicle, "Cameron LNG begins production on Train 2," 24 Dec. 2019 The temblor set off a tsunami as well as a phenomenon called liquefaction in which wet soil is collapsed by the shaking. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Earthquake shakes eastern Indonesia, kills at least 20," 26 Sep. 2019 The temblor set off a tsunami as well as a phenomenon called liquefaction in which wet soil is collapsed by the shaking. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Earthquake shakes eastern Indonesia, kills at least 20," 26 Sep. 2019 Mexico Pacific Limited is seeking to build an LNG liquefaction plant and export terminal along the Pacific Coast in Puerto Libertad, Sonora. Sergio Chapa, Houston Chronicle, "Former Cheniere executive now at helm of LNG export project in Mexico," 3 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of liquefaction

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for liquefaction

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

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“Liquefaction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/liquefaction. Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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liquefaction

noun
liq·​ue·​fac·​tion | \ ˌlik-wə-ˈfak-shən How to pronounce liquefaction (audio) \

Medical Definition of liquefaction

1 : the process of making or becoming liquid
2 : the state of being liquid

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