liquefaction


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liq·ue·fac·tion

 (lĭk′wə-făk′shən)
n.
1. The process of liquefying.
2. The state of being liquefied.

[Middle English liquefaccion, from Old French liquefacion, from Late Latin liquefactiō, liquefactiōn-, from Latin liquefactus, past participle of liquefacere, to make liquid; see liquefy.]

liq•ue•fac•tion

(ˌlɪk wəˈfæk ʃən)

n.
1. the act or process of liquefying.
2. the state of being liquefied.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin liquefactiō < Latin liquefac(ere) to melt, liquefy]
liq`ue•fac′tive, adj.

liq·ue·fac·tion

(lĭk′wə-făk′shən)
1. Chemistry The act or process of turning a gas into a liquid.
2. Geology The process by which sediment that is very wet starts to behave like a liquid. Liquefaction is often caused by severe shaking, as in earthquakes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.liquefaction - the conversion of a solid or a gas into a liquid
dissolving, dissolution - the process of going into solution; "the dissolving of salt in water"
phase change, phase transition, physical change, state change - a change from one state (solid or liquid or gas) to another without a change in chemical composition
Translations

liquefaction

[ˌlɪkwɪˈfækʃən] Nlicuefacción f

liquefaction

liquefaction

[ˌlɪkwɪˈfækʃn] n (Tech) → liquefazione f
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