reliquefy

verb re·liq·ue·fy \ (ˌ)rē-ˈli-kwə-ˌfī \
variants: or less commonly reliquify
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reliquefy

reliquefied also reliquified; reliquefying or reliquifying
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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