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Intermediate in properties, especially in rigidity, between solids and liquids.
n. (sĕm′ē-sŏl′ĭd, sĕm′ī-)
A semisolid substance, such as a stiff dough or firm gelatin.
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a. having a viscosity and rigidity intermediate between that of a solid and a liquid
b. partly solid
(General Physics) a substance in this state
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sem•i•sol•id(ˌsɛm iˈsɒl ɪd, ˌsɛm aɪ-)
1. having a somewhat firm consistency.n.
2. a semisolid substance.
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|Adj.||1.||semisolid - partly solid; having a rigidity and viscosity intermediate between a solid and a liquid; "a semisolid mixture"|
solid - of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor gaseous; "ice is water in the solid state"
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