transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1837 to cause to be liquid

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  • Liquidize — Liq uid*ize (l[i^]k w[i^]d*[imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Liquidized} ( [imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Liquidizing} ( [imac] z[i^]ng).] To render liquid. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • liquidize — 1837, make liquid, from LIQUID (Cf. liquid) + IZE (Cf. ize). Meaning to run through a kitchen liquidizer is from 1954. Related: Liquidized; liquidizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • liquidize — (Amer.) v. convert into a liquid; make liquid; squeeze the juice from fruit etc. (also liquidise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • liquidize — (also liquidise) ► VERB Brit. ▪ convert (solid food) into a liquid or purée …   English terms dictionary

  • liquidize — [lik′wid īz΄] vt. liquidized, liquidizing to cause to become liquid …   English World dictionary

  • liquidize — verb a) To make liquid. Heat the lead to liquidize it, then pour it into the mold. b) To convert assets into liquid (cash) form; to liquidate. The store needs to liquidize its stock so it can pay its creditors …   Wiktionary

  • liquidize — [[t]lɪ̱kwɪdaɪz[/t]] liquidizes, liquidizing, liquidized VERB If you liquidize food, you process it using an electrical appliance in order to make it liquid. [V n] Liquidize the mixture and then pass it through a sieve. (in BRIT, also use… …   English dictionary

  • liquidize — UK [ˈlɪkwɪdaɪz] / US [ˈlɪkwɪˌdaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms liquidize : present tense I/you/we/they liquidize he/she/it liquidizes present participle liquidizing past tense liquidized past participle liquidized to crush something, especially… …   English dictionary

  • liquidize — liquidate, liquidize Liquidate is the word used in business contexts and in the sense ‘eliminate by killing’. Liquidize is a more recent word meaning ‘to make liquid’ (in physical senses) and is now principally used in the context of the kitchen… …   Modern English usage

  • liquidize — /lik wi duyz /, v.t., liquidized, liquidizing. 1. to make liquid; liquefy. 2. to stimulate; give facility to: a thought that liquidizes the imagination. 3. to cause (a sound) to be full, round, mellifluous, etc. Also, esp. Brit., liquidise. [1830 …   Universalium

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