re·​liq·​ue·​fy | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈli-kwə-ˌfī How to pronounce reliquefy (audio) \
variants: or less commonly reliquify
reliquefied also reliquified; reliquefying or reliquifying

Definition of reliquefy

verb, transitive + intransitive

1 economics : to return to a liquid financial state … if governments are going to buy these securities to support the markets and reliquefy them, there's a gain to be made there.— Amanda Morrall an economy that is beginning to reliquefy
2 : to return to a liquid state of matter Honey does not need refrigeration; just keep it in the pantry. If it should crystallize, sit the jar in a small pan of hot water to reliquify it.— Carol Stein and Debbie Moose The pooled blood eventually clotted but after about 30 minutes reliquefied.— Robert M. Hardaway

First Known Use of reliquefy

1854, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Reliquefy.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 25 January 2020.

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