Associations to the word «Liquid»


LIQUID, noun. (physics) A substance that is flowing, and keeping no shape, such as water; a substance of which the molecules, while not tending to separate from one another like those of a gas, readily change their relative position, and which therefore retains no definite shape, except that determined by the containing receptacle; an inelastic fluid.
LIQUID, noun. (phonetics) An l or r sound.
LIQUID, adjective. Flowing freely like water; fluid; not solid and not gaseous; composed of particles that move freely among each other on the slightest pressure.
LIQUID, adjective. (finance) (of an asset) Easily sold or disposed of without losing value.
LIQUID, adjective. (finance) (of a market) Having sufficient trading activity to make buying or selling easy.
LIQUID, adjective. Flowing or sounding smoothly or without abrupt transitions or harsh tones.
LIQUID, adjective. Pronounced without any jar or harshness; smooth.
LIQUID, adjective. Fluid and transparent.
LIQUID AIR, noun. Air which is in a liquid state due to being pressurised or kept at a low temperature, or both, usually for storage and transport purposes.
LIQUID AMMONIA, noun. (inorganic chemistry) Pure ammonia cooled or condensed to the liquid state.
LIQUID AMMONIA, noun. (informal) (inorganic chemistry) An aqueous solution of ammonia.
LIQUID ASSET, noun. An asset in the form of money or cash in hand, or an asset which can be quickly converted into cash without losing much value.
LIQUID ASSETS, noun. Plural of liquid asset
LIQUID BOMB, noun. Any bomb disguised as a harmless bottle of soft drink, milk, medicine etc
LIQUID BOMB, noun. Any bomb constructed by mixing liquid ingredients so disguised
LIQUID BOMBS, noun. Plural of liquid bomb
LIQUID COURAGE, noun. (idiomatic) Alcohol drunk to induce a feeling of courage in the drinker.
LIQUID CRYSTAL, noun. (chemistry) (physics) a phase of matter similar to a liquid, in which the molecules are arranged regularly in one or two dimensions.
LIQUID CRYSTAL, noun. Material in this phase.
LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY, noun. A display device that uses liquid crystals to control luminance of each pixel or pattern.
LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAYS, noun. Plural of liquid crystal display
LIQUID CRYSTALS, noun. Plural of liquid crystal
LIQUID DOCUMENT, noun. A document showing a liquidated sum of money, for example a cheque, promissory note etc.
LIQUID DOCUMENT, noun. A document on which summary judgment or provisional sentence may be granted.
LIQUID GAS, noun. A chemical element or compound which is normally found in gaseous form, but which is in a liquid state due to being pressurised or kept at a low temperature, or both, usually for storage and transport purposes.
LIQUID GASES, noun. Plural of liquid gas
LIQUID GLASS, noun. Water glass
LIQUID HELIUM, noun. (physics) The liquified form of helium that does not solidify even at absolute zero; it shows unusual properties, such as superfluidity, due to quantum effects.
LIQUID LAUGH, noun. (Australia) (colloquial) (slang) (jocular) An act of vomiting; vomit.
LIQUID LAUGHS, noun. Plural of liquid laugh
LIQUID LUNCH, noun. (informal) The consumption of alcohol with no (or little) food at lunchtime
LIQUID LUNCHES, noun. Plural of liquid lunch
LIQUID MEASURE, noun. (countable) Any unit of measure for measuring the volume of a liquid.
LIQUID MEASURE, noun. (uncountable) The measurement of the volume of liquids.
LIQUID MIRROR, noun. A mirror made from a layer of reflective liquid.
LIQUID MIRROR TELESCOPE, noun. (astronomy) A type of reflecting telescope employing a parabolic liquid mirror made by spinning a pool of reflective liquid.
LIQUID MIRROR TELESCOPES, noun. Plural of liquid mirror telescope
LIQUID MIRRORS, noun. Plural of liquid mirror
LIQUID NATURAL GAS, noun. Alternative form of liquefied natural gas
LIQUID NITROGEN, noun. Nitrogen that has been cooled to the liquid state; used in cryogenics.
LIQUID PHASE, noun. (physics) One of the three fundamental structural phases of matter in which the thermal mobility of molecules or atoms is comparable with the cohesiveness, having them connected but fluid in a mass.
LIQUID ROCKET, noun. A rocket that uses liquid propellants
LIQUID ROCKET, noun. A rocket engine that uses liquid propellants
LIQUID ROCKETS, noun. Plural of liquid rocket
LIQUID SCINTILLATION, noun. (physics) The scintillation of a solvent molecule when a radioactive solute molecule undergoes beta decay and emits an electron
LIQUID SCINTILLATION COUNTER, noun. (analytical chemistry) (chemistry) A piece of laboratory equipment used to analyse solutions of a beta particle emitter by measuring the scintillations from a scintillation cocktail.
LIQUID SCINTILLATION COUNTERS, noun. Plural of liquid scintillation counter
LIQUID SMOKE, noun. A substance produced by either passing smoke from wood-burning through water, or capturing such smoke and later mixing it with water, used for food preservation and flavoring.
LIQUID SUNSHINE, noun. A beverage that is fluorescent or irradiated, believed to have medicinal properties.
LIQUID SUNSHINE, noun. An alcoholic beverage that is particularly smooth and tasty.
LIQUID SUNSHINE, noun. (ironic) Rain.

Dictionary definition

LIQUID, noun. A substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure.
LIQUID, noun. The state in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow with little or no tendency to disperse and relatively high incompressibility.
LIQUID, noun. Fluid matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume.
LIQUID, noun. A frictionless continuant that is not a nasal consonant (especially `l' and `r').
LIQUID, adjective. Existing as or having characteristics of a liquid; especially tending to flow; "water and milk and blood are liquid substances".
LIQUID, adjective. Filled or brimming with tears; "swimming eyes"; "sorrow made the eyes of many grow liquid".
LIQUID, adjective. Clear and bright; "the liquid air of a spring morning"; "eyes shining with a liquid luster"; "limpid blue eyes".
LIQUID, adjective. Changed from a solid to a liquid state; "rivers filled to overflowing by melted snow".
LIQUID, adjective. Smooth and flowing in quality; entirely free of harshness; "the liquid song of a robin".
LIQUID, adjective. Smooth and unconstrained in movement; "a long, smooth stride"; "the fluid motion of a cat"; "the liquid grace of a ballerina".
LIQUID, adjective. In cash or easily convertible to cash; "liquid (or fluid) assets".

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