Liquefacient Liq`ue*fa"cient (l[i^]k`w[-e]*f[=a]"shent), n. [L. liquefaciens, p. pr. of liquefacere. See {Liquefy}.] 1. That which serves to liquefy. [1913 Webster]

2. (Med.) An agent, as mercury, iodine, etc., which promotes the liquefying processes of the system, and increases the secretions. [1913 Webster]

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  • liquefacient — [lik΄wi fā′shənt] adj. [< L liquefaciens, prp. of liquefacere: see LIQUID & FACIENT] that liquefies, or causes to become liquid n. something that causes liquefaction …   English World dictionary

  • liquefacient — |likwə̇|fāshənt noun ( s) Etymology: Latin liquefacient , liquefaciens, present participle of liquefacere to liquefy, from liquēre to be fluid + facere to make more at liquid, do : something that serves to liquefy or to promote liquefaction * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • liquefacient — /lik weuh fay sheuhnt/, n. something that liquefies or promotes liquefaction. [1850 55; < L liquefacient (s. of liquefaciens, prp. of liquefacere to LIQUEFY), equiv. to lique (s. of liquere to be liquid) + facient FACIENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • liquefacient — 1. Making liquid; causing a solid to become liquid. 2. Denoting a resolvant supposed to cause the resolution of a solid tumor by liquefying its contents. [L. lique facio, pres. p. faciens, to make fluid, fr. liqueo, to be liquid] * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • liquefacient — liq·ue·fa·cient || ‚lɪkwɪ feɪʃnt adj. liquefies, promotes liquefaction …   English contemporary dictionary

  • liquefacient — liq·ue·fa·cient …   English syllables

  • liquefacient — /lɪkwəˈfeɪʃənt/ (say likwuh fayshuhnt) noun that which liquefies or promotes liquefaction. {lique(fy) + facient} …   Australian English dictionary

  • liquefacient —   n. liquifying agent; drug increasing liquid excretions.    ♦ liquefaction, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • -facient — [fā′shənt] 〚< L faciens (gen. facientis), prp. of facere, to make, DO1〛 combining form forming adjectives making or causing to become [liquefacient] * * * facient suff. 1. Causing; bringing about …   Universalium

  • liquefy — liquefiable, adj. liquefier, n. /lik weuh fuy /, v.t., v.i., liquefied, liquefying. to make or become liquid. [1375 1425; late ME lyquefyen < OF liquefier, trans. of L liquefacere to melt (see LIQUEFACIENT); see FY] Syn. melt, fuse, dissolve,… …   Universalium

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