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Noun: liquid  li-kwid
  1. The state in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow with little or no tendency to disperse and relatively high incompressibility
    - liquidness, liquidity, liquid state
     
  2. A substance that is a fluid at room temperature and pressure
     
  3. Fluid matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume
     
  4. A frictionless continuant that is not a nasal consonant (especially 'l' and 'r')
Adjective: liquid  li-kwid
  1. Existing as or having characteristics of a liquid; especially tending to flow
    "water and milk and blood are liquid substances"
     
  2. Filled or brimming with tears
    "sorrow made the eyes of many grow liquid";
    - swimming
     
  3. Clear and bright
    "the liquid air of a spring morning"; "eyes shining with a liquid lustre";
    - limpid
     
  4. Changed from a solid to a liquid state
    "rivers filled to overflowing by liquid snow";
    - melted, liquified
     
  5. Smooth and flowing in quality; entirely free of harshness
    "the liquid song of a robin"
     
  6. Unconstrained and flowing smoothly in movement
    "the liquid grace of a ballerina";
    - fluent, fluid, smooth
     
  7. In cash or easily convertible to cash
    "liquid assets";
    - fluid

Derived forms: liquids

See also: clear, disposable, dissolved, fluid, fusible, graceful, liquefiable, liquefied, liquifiable, liquified, molten, musical, runny, semiliquid, state, state of matter, tearful, thawed, unfrozen, watery

Type of: consonant, fluid, state, state of matter

Antonym: gaseous, solid

Encyclopedia: Liquid