self-liq·​ui·​dat·​ing ˌself-ˈli-kwə-ˌdā-tiŋ How to pronounce self-liquidating (audio)
: of or relating to a commercial transaction in which goods are converted into cash in a short time
: generating funds from its own operations to repay the investment made to create it
a self-liquidating housing project

Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-liquidating was in 1851

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Cite this Entry

“Self-liquidating.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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