liquefaction

noun liq·ue·fac·tion \ ˌli-kwə-ˈfak-shən \
Updated on: 25 Nov 2017

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

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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


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liquefaction

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

medical Definition of liquefaction

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

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