From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishliquidliq‧uid1 /ˈlɪkwɪd/ ●●● W3 noun [countable, uncountable]LIQUID a substance that is not a solid or a gas, for example water or milk Add a little more liquid to the sauce. washing-up liquid
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liquidLais's hand shook as she downed the dense amber liquid.She screamed as the boiling liquid burned her skin.The house like the other houses, veined, a private fountain of clear liquid.The column allows the ascending vapour to come into contact with the descending liquid.Given an adequate amount of glucose, the ethanol content of a fermenting liquid rises until it reaches about 12 percent.By this time, the mixture should be rich and pulpy with very little liquid. 3.Cook the rice until all the liquid is absorbed.Remove the platter from the steamer and pour off the liquid.Show the students the liquids and identify them.Add most of the flour to the liquid and stir the mixture.
liquidliquid2 ●●○ adjective 1 LIQUIDin the form of a liquid instead of a gas or solid Children take antibiotics in liquid form. liquid soap2 BFL technical easily changed into money by being sold or exchanged Their shares are more liquid than those of many smaller companies. liquid assets3 liquid refreshment4 BRIGHT literary clear and shiny, like water liquid green eyes5 literaryCLEAR/EASY TO UNDERSTAND liquid sounds are clear and pure
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liquidCertificates of deposit are not as liquid as money in a passbook account.It was assumed that the liquid discharge would disperse and be rendered harmless.Treat your plants once a week with liquid fertiliser.During the main growing season from April to September, frequent watering is required, adding a liquid houseplant feed each week.Liquid Nikwax A non-oily liquid wax which cleans as it waterproofs.liquid nitrogenThis removes half of the cryogenics problem but leaves us with liquid oxygen.The protein-sparing modified fast was popularized in the form of liquid protein diets.The SE-703 has been designed to replace traditional liquid solvent extraction usually used for sample preparation prior to chromatographic liquid formA gas liquefies when the attractive forces between the molecules are sufficient to bind them together in liquid form.Everyone wants to hold their assets in liquid form.It would fly around in the atmosphere for a few hours, storing away oxygen in liquid form.These formulations are supplied in liquid form and are similar in texture to detergents although with a slightly acrid smell unless perfumed.The low temperatures required to keep it in liquid form are much more easily maintained in space than on the ground.The remedy does not, as many people think, have to be taken in liquid form as a tea or medicine.Solvent based hard surface cleaners are always supplied in liquid form with industrial packs usually being 5 litres or thereabouts.
From King Business Dictionaryliquidliq‧uid /ˈlɪkwɪd/ adjectiveFINANCE1involving cash, or things that can easily be changed into cashIn a modern economy, liquid wealth is held in the form of money.2involving things that can easily be bought and soldthe well-developed, highly liquid and sophisticated money market in London opposite illiquidOrigin liquid2 (1300-1400) French liquide, from Latin liquidus, from liquere to flow as a liquid