- 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 liquefy
No power that we have will liquefy air at its ordinary temperature.The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)
J. Arthur Thomson
The pentoxid was replaced for several weeks until it ceased to liquefy.Scurvy Past and Present
Alfred Fabian Hess
If these crystals be heated to about 45° they liquefy, and the gas flies off.
The brains do not liquefy either: they simply melt into a thin gruel.The Life of the Fly
J. Henri Fabre
They cannot be kept, as they liquefy at ordinary temperatures.
- (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 liquefy
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