liquefy

  • 1 liquefy — liquefy, melt, deliquesce, fuse, thaw are comparable when they mean to convert or to become converted to a liquid state. Liquefy, the general term, is applicable not only to solids but also to gases {liquefy oxygen and nitrogen} {liquefy a solid… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 Liquefy — Liq ue*fy (l[i^]k w[ e]*f[imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Liquefied} ( f[imac]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Liquefying} ( f[imac] [i^]ng).] [F. liqu[ e]fier, L. liquere to be liquid + facere, ficare (in comp.), to make. See {Liquid}, and { fy}.] 1. To… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 liquefy — (v.) early 15c., from O.Fr. liquefier liquefy, dissolve, from L. liquefacere make liquid, melt, from liquere be fluid (see LIQUID (Cf. liquid) (adj.)) + facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 Liquefy — Liq ue*fy, v. i. To become liquid. [WordNet sense 2] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 liquefy — meaning ‘to make liquid’, is spelt efy, not ify. Its inflected forms are liquefies, liquefied, liquefying …

    Modern English usage

  • 6 liquefy — [v] melt deliquesce, dissolve, thaw; concepts 250,255 …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 liquefy — (also liquify) ► VERB (liquifies, liquified) ▪ make or become liquid. DERIVATIVES liquefaction noun liquefactive adjective liquefiable adjective liquefier noun. ORIGIN Latin …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 liquefy — [lik′wi fī΄] vt., vi. liquefied, liquefying [Fr liquefier < L liquefacere: see LIQUID & FY] to make or become liquid SYN. MELT liquefiable adj. liquefier n …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 liquefy — UK [ˈlɪkwɪfaɪ] / US [ˈlɪkwəˌfaɪ] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms liquefy : present tense I/you/we/they liquefy he/she/it liquefies present participle liquefying past tense liquefied past participle liquefied to become a liquid, or to… …

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  • 10 liquefy — [[t]lɪ̱kwɪfaɪ[/t]] liquefies, liquefying, liquefied V ERG When a gas or solid substance liquefies or is liquefied, it changes its form and becomes liquid. Heat the jam until it liquefies... [V n] You can liquefy the carbon dioxide to separate it… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 liquefy — verb (I, T) formal to become liquid, or make something become liquid: Some gases liquefy at cold temperatures …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 liquefy — also liquify verb ( fied; fying) Etymology: Middle English liquefien, from Anglo French liquefier, from Latin liquefacere Date: 15th century transitive verb to reduce to a liquid state intransitive verb to become liquid • liquefier noun …

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  • 13 liquefy — liquefiable, adj. liquefier, n. /lik weuh fuy /, v.t., v.i., liquefied, liquefying. to make or become liquid. [1375 1425; late ME lyquefyen < OF liquefier, trans. of L liquefacere to melt (see LIQUEFACIENT); see FY] Syn. melt, fuse, dissolve,… …

    Universalium

  • 14 liquefy — verb To make into a liquid, either by condensing a gas or by melting a solid. Syn: condense, melt See Also: liquidate, liquidise …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 liquefy — liq·ue·fy (likґwə fi) to become or cause to become liquid; the term includes conversion from both solid and gaseous states …

    Medical dictionary

  • 16 liquefy — Synonyms and related words: colliquate, cut, decoagulate, decoct, deliquesce, dissolve, fluidify, fluidize, flux, fuse, hold in solution, infuse, leach, liquesce, liquidize, lixiviate, melt, melt down, percolate, run, soften, solubilize, solve,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 liquefy — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. melt, deliquesce, condense, flux; see dissolve 1 , melt 1 . See Synonym Study at melt . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. dissolve, thaw, melt. III (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To change from a solid to a liquid: deliquesce,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 liquefy — liq|ue|fy [ˈlıkwıfaı] v past tense and past participle liquified present participle liquifying third person singular liquifies [I and T] formal to become liquid, or make something become liquid …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 liquefy — liq|ue|fy [ lıkwə,faı ] verb intransitive or transitive to become a liquid, or to make something become a liquid …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 liquefy —   …

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