semiliquid

adjective

semi·​liq·​uid ˌse-mē-ˈli-kwəd How to pronounce semiliquid (audio)
ˌse-ˌmī-,
-mi-
: having the qualities of both a liquid and a solid : semifluid
semiliquid manure
semiliquid noun

Examples of semiliquid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The line spread test measures the distance a liquid or semiliquid flows across a flat surface. Science & Food, Discover Magazine, 30 July 2013 These pieces, divided between older continental crust and younger oceanic crust, ride atop the gooey asthenosphere, a semiliquid layer of magma and partly melted rock. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 11 June 2019 Traditional Neapolitan pizzas are made with a semiliquid passata of San Marzano tomatoes and fresh buffalo mozzarella with a very high moisture content. New York Times, 17 Aug. 2021 Preliminary results indicate that space travelers will drink from plastic squeeze bottles and that space cooks will specialize in semiliquid preparations resembling baby food. Scientific American, 1 July 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1684, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of semiliquid was in 1684

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“Semiliquid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semiliquid. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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