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 (sĕm′ē-lĭk′wĭd, sĕm′ī-)
Intermediate in properties, especially in flow properties, between liquids and solids.

sem′i·liq′uid n.
sem′i·li·quid′i·ty n.
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having a thick consistency between liquid and solid
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(ˌsɛm iˈflu ɪd, ˌsɛm aɪ-)

1. having both fluid and solid characteristics; semiliquid.
2. Also called semiliquid. a semifluid substance.
sem`i•flu•id′i•ty, n.
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Adj.1.semiliquid - somewhat liquid
liquid - existing as or having characteristics of a liquid; especially tending to flow; "water and milk and blood are liquid substances"
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Sodium ethyl p-hydroxybenzoate is soluble in water, which enables its usage in several liquid & semiliquid food items such as dairy products, confectionery items, fruit juice, jelly, fruit beer, marmalades, etc.
All of that plus a few other ingredients are turned into a semiliquid mixture and processed, formed and baked from there.
Workers travelled from say, Nishapur in north eastern Iran, to share their skills in the use of slip ware -- a semiliquid clay -- which was used for sgraffito, a form of decoration made by scratching through a surface to reveal a layer of differing colour, as well as carving and painting, while the craftsmen of Khashan, another Iranian city, introduced stone paste, a mix of ground glass and clay.
In the absence of any complications, water intake was permitted on the second day, and the diet of the patients was changed gradually from clear liquid diet to semiliquid diet from the third day.
However, a disadvantage of the RMAP is that it is difficult to use cement-based admixtures with it for performance improvement because RMAP with semiliquid is mixed with cement in the ratio of 1:1 in the construction field; thus, only aggregates, water, and polymers can be used in RMAP, and a separate admixture is difficult to use.
When the CIGS film becomes Cu rich, a semiliquid [Cu.sub.2--x]Se phase is believed to form on the bulk layer which consists of mixed phases of Cu(In,Ga)[Se.sub.2] and [Cu.sub.2 - x]Se.
We examined stool samples (n = 83) from children up to 5 years of age who suffered acute community diarrhea, defined as three or more discharges within 12 hours, or just one liquid or semiliquid stool including mucus, pus, or blood.
No information is present in the literature regarding the possibility of processing GS into semiliquid ingredients, in order to avoid an energy- and time-consuming step such as drying and/or to open up new applications.
The fragmented tissue can be aspirated as a semiliquid substance through the sonotrode hole, freeing the defect from the formation of a stable blood clot (Figure 5).