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



BrE BrE//ˈfluːɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfluːɪd//
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[countable, uncountable] (formal or specialist) a liquid; a substance that can flow body fluids (= for example, blood) The doctor told him to drink plenty of fluids. cleaning fluid Word Originlate Middle English (as an adjective): from French fluide or Latin fluidus, from fluere ‘to flow’.Extra examples Change your diet and drink plenty of fluids. It’s important to replace fluids and salts that are lost during exercise. Retaining excess fluid could be a problem. They drained a lot of fluid from his lungs. replacing vital body fluids and salts that are lost when you sweat The attacker’s DNA pattern was identified from a sample of body fluid. The cleaning fluid he was using had been very effective.
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