reliquefy

verb

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

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

Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of reliquefy was in 1854

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Cite this Entry

“Reliquefy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reliquefy. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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