liquid

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  • The state of matter in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow and little or no tendency to disperse, and is amorphous but has a fixed volume and is difficult to compress.
  • Matter or a specific body of matter in this state.
  • A consonant articulated without friction and capable of being prolonged like a vowel, such as English <em>l</em> and <em>r.</em>
  • Of or being a liquid.
  • Having been liquefied, especially.
  • Melted by heating.
  • Condensed by cooling.
  • Flowing readily; fluid.
  • Having a flowing quality without harshness or abrupt breaks.
  • Articulated without friction and capable of being prolonged like a vowel.
  • Clear and shining.
  • Existing as or readily convertible into cash.
  • Composed of particles that move freely among each other on the slightest pressure; of a fluid consistence; flowing, or capable of flowing; not fixed or solid.
  • Hence Clear or transparent, like a liquid: as, <em>liquid</em> eyes; <em>liquid</em> depths.
  • Tearful.
  • Sounding smoothly or agreeably to the ear; devoid of harshness: as, <em>liquid</em> melody.
  • Pronounced with a smoothly sonorous and freely continuable sound: as, a <em>liquid</em> letter. See II., 2.
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  • A substance of which the molecules, while not tending to separate from one another like those of a gas, readily change their relative position, and which therefore retains no definite form, except that determined by the containing receptacle; an inelastic fluid.
  • In <em>grammar</em>, a smoothly flowing sound or letter.
  • 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 gaseous and has a definite volume independent, of the container in which it is held. Liquids have a fixed volume at any given pressure, but their shape is determined by the container in which it is contained. Liquids, in contrast to gases, cannot expand indefinitely to fill an expanding container, and are only slightly compressible by application of pressure.
  • A letter which has a smooth, flowing sound, or which flows smoothly after a mute. <ex>M</ex> and <ex>n</ex> also are called <ex>liquids</ex>.
  • a measure, or system of measuring, for liquids, by the gallon, quart, pint, gill, etc.
  • Flowing freely like water; fluid; not solid.
  • Being in such a state that the component molecules move freely among themselves, but have a definite volume changing only slightly with changes of pressure, and do not tend to separate from each other as the particles of gases and vapors do when the volume of the container is increased; neither solid nor gaseous.
  • Flowing or sounding smoothly or without abrupt transitions or harsh tones.
  • Pronounced without any jar or harshness; smooth.
  • Fluid and transparent.
  • Clear; definite in terms or amount.
  • In cash or readily convertible into cash without loss of principle; -- said of assets, such as bank accounts, or short-term bonds tradable on a major stock exchange.
  • See Soluble glass, under <er>Glass</er>.
  • A substance that is flowing, and keeping no shape, such as water; a substance of which the molecules, while not tending to separate from one another like those of a gas, readily change their relative position, and which therefore retains no definite shape, except that determined by the containing receptacle; an <xref>inelastic</xref> <xref>fluid</xref>.
  • An l or r sound.
  • Flowing freely like water; <xref>fluid</xref>; not <xref>solid</xref> and not <xref>gaseous</xref>; composed of particles that move freely among each other on the slightest pressure.
  • Easily sold or disposed of without losing value.
  • Having sufficient trading activity to make buying or selling easy.
  • existing as or having characteristics of a liquid; especially tending to flow
  • fluid matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume
  • a frictionless continuant that is not a nasal consonant (especially `l' and `r')
  • a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure
  • changed from a solid to a liquid state
  • in cash or easily convertible to cash
  • the state in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow with little or no tendency to disperse and relatively high incompressibility
  • smooth and unconstrained in movement
  • filled or brimming with tears
  • smooth and flowing in quality; entirely free of harshness
  • clear and bright
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