[ ih-lik-wid ]
/ ɪˈlɪk wɪd /
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adjective (of an asset)
not readily convertible into cash; not liquid.
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OTHER WORDS FROM illiquidil·li·quid·i·ty, nounil·liq·uid·ly, adverb
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How to use illiquid in a sentence
Even at the time, it would have been hard to identify a single price in the very small, relatively illiquid market.A brief history of Bitcoin bubbles|dzanemorris|January 2, 2021|Fortune
Private-company shares are illiquid and difficult to trade, and information about those transactions can be hard to come by.DoorDash investors are fearful of getting Snowflaked|John Detrixhe|December 9, 2020|Quartz
Especially in the illiquid space, we do see India actually providing fairly good opportunities along with China.BlackRock is betting against the Greenback—regardless of who wins the U.S. election|kdunn6|October 27, 2020|Fortune
The credits are traded privately, and the market is highly illiquid.Tesla’s biggest profit center is dangerously close to running out of power|Shawn Tully|September 30, 2020|Fortune
Illiquidity was not a problem when notional prices went up in the boom years.The Man Who Gutted the Ivy League|Edward Jay Epstein|March 28, 2009|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for illiquid
/ (ɪˈlɪkwɪd) /
(of an asset) not easily convertible into cash
(of an enterprise, organization, etc) deficient in liquid assets
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