liquefacient

liquefacient

[lik-wuh-fey-shuhnt]
noun
something that liquefies or promotes liquefaction.

Origin:
1850–55; < Latin liquefacient- (stem of liquefaciēns, present participle of liquefacere to liquefy), equivalent to lique- (stem of liquēre to be liquid) + -facient -facient

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liquefacient (ˌlɪkwɪˈfeɪʃənt)
 
n
1.  a substance that liquefies or causes liquefaction
 
adj
2.  becoming or causing to become liquid
 
[C19: from Latin liquefacere to make liquid]

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liquefacient liq·ue·fa·cient (lĭk'wə-fā'shənt)
n.
An agent capable of causing a solid to become liquid.

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