illiquid

[ih-lik-wid]
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adjective (of an asset)

not readily convertible into cash; not liquid.

Nearby words

  1. illinoian,
  2. illinois,
  3. illinois bundleflower,
  4. illinois waterway,
  5. illinoisan,
  6. illite,
  7. illiteracy,
  8. illiterate,
  9. illiterati,
  10. illitic

Origin of illiquid

First recorded in 1685–95; il-2 + liquid

Related formsil·li·quid·i·ty, nounil·liq·uid·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for illiquidity

illiquid

adjective

(of an asset) not easily convertible into cash
(of an enterprise, organization, etc) deficient in liquid assets
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Word Origin and History for illiquidity

illiquid

adj.

1690s, from il- "not" + liquid in the financial sense.

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