liquefy

verb liq·ue·fy \ ˈli-kwə-ˌfī \
variants: or less commonly liquify
|Updated on: 27 Jul 2018

Definition of liquefy

liquefied; liquefying
: to reduce to a liquid state
: to become liquid

liquefier

play \ˈli-kwə-ˌfī(-ə)r\ noun

Examples of liquefy in a Sentence

  1. The vegetables were liquefied in a blender.

  2. The plastic liquefied in the intense heat.

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Origin and Etymology of liquefy

Middle English liquefien, from Anglo-French liquefier, from Latin liquefacere

liquefy Synonyms

Synonyms

deliquesce, flux, fuse, melt, run, thaw;

Antonyms

harden, set, solidify;

Near Antonyms

clot, coagulate, congeal, gel, jell, jelly, thicken;

Related Words

dissolve, render;

soften, thin;


LIQUEFY Defined for English Language Learners

liquefy

Definition of liquefy for English Language Learners

  • : to cause (something) to become liquid


LIQUEFY Defined for Kids

liquefy

verb liq·ue·fy \ ˈli-kwə-ˌfī \

Definition of liquefy for Students

liquefied; liquefying
: to make or become liquid


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