Definition of liquid noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈlɪkwɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪkwɪd//
Molecules and matter
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 [uncountable, countable] a substance that flows freely and is not a solid or a gas, for example water or oil She poured the dark brown liquid down the sink. the transition from liquid to vapour see also washing-up liquid Wordfinderabsorb, condense, dilute, dissolve, evaporate, filter, immerse, liquid, rinse, saturated See related entries: Molecules and matter Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin liquidus, from liquere ‘be liquid’.Extra examples After two hours of the meeting we stopped for liquid refreshment. Drain (off) the liquid from the meat into a cup. Drain the octopus and reserve the cooking liquid. Empty the liquid into a large bowl. Reduce the liquid by boiling for two minutes. Strain the fruit through a sieve, discarding the liquid. The cold liquid trickled down her face. The medicine is usually taken in liquid form. immiscible liquids such as oil and water unprocessed liquid waste from a nuclear power station A car was set ablaze after a bottle containing a flammable liquid and a lighted rag was thrown at it. As the air became warmer the droplets of liquid turned to invisible water vapour. She offered me a cup containing a dark brown liquid.
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