illiquid

[ih-lik-wid]
adjective (of an asset)
not readily convertible into cash; not liquid.

Origin:
1685–95; il-2 + liquid

illiquidity, noun
illiquidly, adverb
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illiquid (ɪˈlɪkwɪd)
 
adj
1.  (of an asset) not easily convertible into cash
2.  (of an enterprise, organization, etc) deficient in liquid assets

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Example sentences
These investments are also illiquid, so they are not well-suited to investors
  who may need cash in a hurry.
Most of their lending is long-term and illiquid, whereas many of the deposits
  they sit on can be pulled out at a moment's notice.
As it is, many stocks are quite small and illiquid so are difficult for big
  managers to own.
Falling prices are accentuated in illiquid markets such as residential property.
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