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liquefacient

[lik-wuh-fey-shuh nt]
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noun
  1. something that liquefies or promotes liquefaction.
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Origin of liquefacient

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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Examples from the Web for liquefacient

Historical Examples

  • Dr. Pereira and others ascribe to Sulphur a resolvent and liquefacient action.

    The Action of Medicines in the System

    Frederick William Headland


British Dictionary definitions for liquefacient

liquefacient

noun
  1. a substance that liquefies or causes liquefaction
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adjective
  1. becoming or causing to become liquid
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Word Origin

C19: from Latin liquefacere to make liquid
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liquefacient in Medicine

liquefacient

(lĭk′wə-fāshənt)
n.
  1. An agent capable of causing a solid to become liquid.
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