liquid
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French liquide, from Latin liquidus, from liquēre to be fluid; akin to Latin lixa water, lye, and perhaps to Old Irish fliuch damp Date: 14th century 1. flowing freely like water 2. having the properties of a liquid ; being neither solid nor gaseous 3. a. shining and clear <
large liquid eyes
>
b. being musical and free of harshness in sound c. smooth and unconstrained in movement d. articulated without friction and capable of being prolonged like a vowel <
a liquid consonant
>
4. a. consisting of or capable of ready conversion into cash <
liquid assets
>
b. capable of covering current liabilities quickly with current assets • liquidity nounliquidly adverbliquidness noun II. noun Date: 1530 1. a liquid consonant 2. a fluid (as water) that has no independent shape but has a definite volume and does not expand indefinitely and that is only slightly compressible

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