- having a somewhat firm consistency; more or less solid.
- a semisolid substance.
Origin of semisolid
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for semi-solid
If the sample is solid or semi-solid, divide it as finely as possible.
If the emulsion is cold and semi-solid, use several parts of warm water at first.The Practical Garden-Book
C. E. Hunn
In laryngeal complications, semi-solid diet is generally more easily swallowed.
The matters passed are composed chiefly of fecal matter varying in consistence from a solid or semi-solid mass to a watery fluid.
The partial thaw in the sunlight causes the semi-solid ice to break up into separate grains.The Home of the Blizzard
- having a viscosity and rigidity intermediate between that of a solid and a liquid
- partly solid
- a substance in this state
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for semi-solid
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper