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liq·uid

 (lĭk′wĭd)
n.
1.
a. The state of matter in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow and little or no tendency to disperse, and is amorphous but has a fixed volume and is difficult to compress.
b. Matter or a specific body of matter in this state.
2. Linguistics A consonant articulated without friction and capable of being prolonged like a vowel, such as English l and r.
adj.
1. Of or being a liquid.
2. Having been liquefied, especially:
a. Melted by heating: liquid wax.
b. Condensed by cooling: liquid oxygen.
3. Flowing readily; fluid: added milk to make the batter more liquid.
4. Having a flowing quality without harshness or abrupt breaks: liquid prose; the liquid movements of a ballet dancer.
5. Linguistics Articulated without friction and capable of being prolonged like a vowel.
6. Clear and shining: the liquid brown eyes of a spaniel.
7. Existing as or readily convertible into cash: liquid assets.

[From Middle English, of a liquid, from Old French liquide, from Latin liquidus, from liquēre, to be liquid.]

liq′uid·ly adv.
liq′uid·ness n.

liquid

(ˈlɪkwɪd)
n
1. a substance in a physical state in which it does not resist change of shape but does resist change of size. Compare gas1, solid1
2. a substance that is a liquid at room temperature and atmospheric pressure
3. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics a frictionless continuant, esp (l) or (r)
adj
4. of, concerned with, or being a liquid or having the characteristic state of liquids: liquid wax.
5. shining, transparent, or brilliant
6. flowing, fluent, or smooth
7. (Banking & Finance) (of assets) in the form of money or easily convertible into money
[C14: via Old French from Latin liquidus, from liquēre to be fluid]
ˈliquidly adv
ˈliquidness n

liq•uid

(ˈlɪk wɪd)

adj.
1. composed of molecules that move freely among themselves but do not tend to separate like those of gases; neither gaseous nor solid.
2. of, pertaining to, or consisting of liquids: a liquid diet.
3. flowing like water.
4. clear: liquid eyes.
5. (of sounds) smooth; flowing freely.
6. in cash or readily convertible into cash without significant loss of principal: liquid assets.
7. of or designating a frictionless speech sound pronounced with only a partial obstruction of the breath stream and capable of being prolonged like a vowel.
8. graceful; smooth; free; not constricted.
n.
9. a liquid substance.
10. a liquid speech sound, esp. (l) or (r).
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin liquidus=liqu(ēre) to be liquid + -idus -id4]
liq′uid•ly, adv.
liq′uid•ness, n.

liq·uid

(lĭk′wĭd)
One of the three basic forms of matter, composed of molecules that can move short distances. Unlike a solid, a liquid has no fixed shape, but instead has a characteristic readiness to flow and therefore takes on the shape of any container. Unlike a gas, a liquid usually has a volume that remains constant or changes only slightly under pressure.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.liquid - a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressureliquid - a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure
beverage, drinkable, potable, drink - any liquid suitable for drinking; "may I take your beverage order?"
water - a liquid necessary for the life of most animals and plants; "he asked for a drink of water"
supernatant - the clear liquid that lies above a sediment or precipitate
alcohol - any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation
ammonia, ammonia water, ammonium hydroxide - a water solution of ammonia
antifreeze - a liquid added to the water in a cooling system to lower its freezing point
distillate, distillation - a purified liquid produced by condensation from a vapor during distilling; the product of distilling
pyroligneous acid, wood vinegar - a red-brown liquid formed in distillation of wood which contains acetic acid, methanol, acetone, wood oils, and tars
medium - a liquid with which pigment is mixed by a painter
ink - a liquid used for printing or writing or drawing
grume - a thick viscous liquid
fluid - a substance that is fluid at room temperature and pressure
liquor - a liquid substance that is a solution (or emulsion or suspension) used or obtained in an industrial process; "waste liquors"
sheep dip - a liquid mixture containing pesticides in which sheep are dipped to kill parasites
snake oil - (medicine) any of various liquids sold as medicine (as by a travelling medicine show) but medically worthless
2.liquid - the state in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow with little or no tendency to disperse and relatively high incompressibility
state of matter, state - (chemistry) the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the container) and gases (filling the container); "the solid state of water is called ice"
3.liquid - fluid matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume
artificial blood - a liquid that can carry large amounts of oxygen and can serve as a temporary substitute for blood
elixir - a sweet flavored liquid (usually containing a small amount of alcohol) used in compounding medicines to be taken by mouth in order to mask an unpleasant taste
H2O, water - binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
extravasation - an extravasated liquid (blood or lymph or urine); the product of extravasation
instillation - a liquid that is instilled drop by drop
fluid - continuous amorphous matter that tends to flow and to conform to the outline of its container: a liquid or a gas
liquid crystal - a liquid exhibiting properties of a crystal that are not shown by ordinary liquids
spill - liquid that is spilled; "clean up the spills"
tuberculin - a sterile liquid containing a purified protein derivative of the tuberculosis bacterium; used in the diagnosis of tuberculosis
4.liquid - a frictionless continuant that is not a nasal consonant (especially `l' and `r')
consonant - a speech sound that is not a vowel
Adj.1.liquid - existing as or having characteristics of a liquid; especially tending to flow; "water and milk and blood are liquid substances"
gaseous - existing as or having characteristics of a gas; "steam is water is the gaseous state"
solid - of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor gaseous; "ice is water in the solid state"
2.liquid - filled or brimming with tears; "swimming eyes"; "sorrow made the eyes of many grow liquid"
tearful - filled with or marked by tears; "tearful eyes"; "tearful entreaties"
3.liquid - clear and bright; "the liquid air of a spring morning"; "eyes shining with a liquid luster"; "limpid blue eyes"
clear - allowing light to pass through; "clear water"; "clear plastic bags"; "clear glass"; "the air is clear and clean"
4.liquid - changed from a solid to a liquid stateliquid - changed from a solid to a liquid state; "rivers filled to overflowing by melted snow"
unfrozen - not frozen; "unfrozen ground"
5.liquid - smooth and flowing in quality; entirely free of harshness; "the liquid song of a robin"
musical - characteristic of or resembling or accompanied by music; "a musical speaking voice"; "a musical comedy"
6.liquid - smooth and unconstrained in movement; "a long, smooth stride"; "the fluid motion of a cat"; "the liquid grace of a ballerina"
graceful - characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution
7.liquid - in cash or easily convertible to cash; "liquid (or fluid) assets"
disposable - free or available for use or disposition; "every disposable piece of equipment was sent to the fire"; "disposable assets"

liquid

noun
1. fluid, solution, juice, liquor, sap Drink plenty of liquid.
adjective
1. fluid, running, flowing, wet, melted, thawed, watery, molten, runny, liquefied, aqueous Wash in warm water with liquid detergent.
2. clear, bright, brilliant, shining, transparent, translucent, limpid a mosaic of liquid cobalts and greens
4. (of assets) convertible, disposable, negotiable, realizable The bank had sufficient liquid assets to continue operating.
Translations
سائلسَائِلٌسائِلمادَّه سائِلَه
tekutinatekutýkapalinakapalnýlikvidní
væskeflydende
nestenestemäinenlikvidalikvidi
נוזלינוזלית
tekućinatekućnikžidaklikvidalikvidan
folyékony
fljótandivökvi
液体えきたい
액체
likvidatoriuslikvidavimaspertrintiskystėtiskysti
šķidrsšķidrums
lichidlichidă
tekočtekočina
flytandevätska
ของเหลว
chất lỏng

liquid

[ˈlɪkwɪd]
A. ADJ
1. (lit) → líquido; [measure] → para líquidos
to have a liquid lunch (hum) → remojar el gaznate
2. (fig) [sound] → claro, puro (Phon) → líquido
B. Nlíquido m (Phon) → líquida f
C. CPD liquid assets NPL (Fin) → activo msing líquido
liquid crystal display Nvisualizador m de cristal líquido
Liquid Paper® NTipp-Ex ® m
liquid waste Nvertidos mpl líquidos

liquid

[ˈlɪkwɪd]
nliquide m
adjliquide liquid nitrogenliquid assets nplliquidités fpl

liquid

adj
flüssig; (fig) eyesblank, glänzend; (fig) notes, songperlend
(Comm) asset(frei) verfügbar, flüssig
(Phon) liquid consonantLiquida f, → Fließlaut m
n
Flüssigkeit f; she can only take liquidssie kann nur Flüssiges zu sich nehmen
(Phon) → Liquida f, → Fließlaut m

liquid

[ˈlɪkwɪd]
1. adj (gen) → liquido/a
2. nliquido

liquid

(ˈlikwid) adjective
able to flow; not solid, but not a gas. liquid nitrogen; The ice-cream has become liquid.
noun
a substance which flows, like water. a clear liquid.
liquefy (ˈlikwifai) verb
to make or become liquid. The butter had liquefied in the heat.
ˈliquidate (-deit) verb
1. to close, and finish the affairs of (a business etc that has no money to continue).
2. to get rid of.
ˌliquiˈdation noun
ˈliquidator noun
ˈliquidize, ˈliquidise verb
to make (food etc) into a liquid or semi-liquid substance by grinding it up in a liquidizer.
ˈliquidizer, ˈliquidiser noun
an electrical device used in cookery to grind up food.

liquid

سَائِلٌ tekutina væske Flüssigkeit υγρό líquido neste liquide tekućina liquido 液体 액체 vloeistof væske płyn líquido жидкость vätska ของเหลว sıvı chất lỏng 液体

liq·uid

n. líquido, fluido;
heavy ______ espeso;
___ balancebalance de ___;
___ retentionretención de ___.

liquid

adj & n líquido; — nitrogen nitrógeno líquido
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