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



    BrE BrE//ˈlɪkwɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪkwɪd//
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  1. 1  in 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) in cash, or that can easily be changed into cash liquid assets See related entries: Economy
  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.
  5. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin liquidus, from liquere ‘be liquid’.Extra examples Add a few drops of liquid soap to the water. The detergent comes in powder or liquid form. The samples were frozen in liquid nitrogen. Water is liquid at room temperature.
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