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Liquid meaning

liquid - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. existing as or having characteristics of a liquid; especially tending to flow; " water and milk and blood are liquid substances"
  2. 2. Flowing freely like water; fluid; not solid.
  3. 3. Being in such a state that the component parts move freely among themselves, but do not tend to separate from each other as the particles of gases and vapors do; neither solid nor aeriform; as, liquid mercury, in distinction from mercury solidified or in a state of vapor.
  4. 4. Flowing or sounding smoothly or without abrupt transitions or harsh tones.
  5. 5. Pronounced without any jar or harshness; smooth; as, l and r are liquid letters.
  6. 6. Fluid and transparent; as, the liquid air.
  7. 7. Clear; definite in terms or amount.
  8. 8. A substance whose parts change their relative position on the slightest pressure, and therefore retain no definite form; any substance in the state of liquidity; a fluid that is not aeriform.
  9. 9. A letter which has a smooth, flowing sound, or which flows smoothly after a mute; as, l and r, in bla, bra. M and n also are called liquids.
  10. 10. A flowing substance; a smooth consonant.
  11. 11. Flowing; fluid; smooth.

liquid - examples of usage

  1. Their contents are liquid, resembling water. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. If a needle is dipped in this and lifted the liquid is drawn out into a long thread. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. When the membranes have been withdrawn, the hand, half closed, may be used to draw out of the womb the offensive liquid that has collected. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
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