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Definition of liquid adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1in the form of a liquid; not a solid or a gas liquid soap liquid nitrogen The detergent comes in powder or liquid form. a bar selling snacks and liquid refreshment (= drinks) a liquid lunch (= alcoholic drinks, rather than food)
  2. 2(finance) that can easily be changed into cash liquid assets
  3. 3(literary) clear, like water synonym limpid liquid blue eyes
  4. 4(literary) (of sounds) clear, pure, and flowing the liquid song of a blackbird Italian is rich in broad open vowels and liquid consonants.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: liquid