- to make or become liquid.
Origin of liquefy
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melt, fuse, dissolve, thaw; condense.
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Examples from the Web for liquefies
She liquefies the brain of man; he petrifies or ossifies the heart.The Amazing Marriage, Complete
Here it stands and liquefies, which is a process of decomposition.Mechanical Devices in the Home
Edith Louise Allen
When it contains wheat flour, and is heated, it at first liquefies, but on cooling it becomes solid and tough.
In fact, it liquefies in much the same way as hard-boiled white of egg.The Life of the Fly
J. Henri Fabre
It solidifies at about −116C., and liquefies again at about −110C.
- (esp of a gas) to become or cause to become liquid
C15: via Old French from Latin liquefacere to make liquid
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Word Origin and History for liquefies
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