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[lik-wuh-fahy] /ˈlɪk wəˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), liquefied, liquefying.
to make or become liquid.
Origin of liquefy
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English lyquefyen < Old French liquefier, translation of Latin liquefacere to melt (see liquefacient); see -fy
Related forms
liquefiable, adjective
liquefier, noun
nonliquefiable, adjective
nonliquefying, adjective
reliquefy, verb, reliquefied, reliquefying.
unliquefiable, adjective
unliquefied, adjective
Can be confused
melt, fuse, dissolve, thaw; condense.
solidify; evaporate. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for liquefied
  • The prey is then liquefied and the liquid ingested through the pharynx.
  • Some cocoa producing countries distill alcoholic spirits using the liquefied pulp.
British Dictionary definitions for liquefied


verb -fies, -fying, -fied
(esp of a gas) to become or cause to become liquid
Derived Forms
liquefaction (ˌlɪkwɪˈfækʃən) noun
liquefactive, adjective
liquefiable, adjective
liquefier, noun
Word Origin
C15: via Old French from Latin liquefacere to make liquid
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Word Origin and History for liquefied



early 15c., from Old French liquefier "liquefy, dissolve," from Latin liquefacere "make liquid, melt," from liquere "be fluid" (see liquid (adj.)) + facere "to make" (see factitious).

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Slang definitions & phrases for liquefied



Intoxicated from alcohol; drunk (1939+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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