[lik-wuh-fey-shuh nt]


something that liquefies or promotes liquefaction.

Origin of liquefacient

1850–55; < Latin liquefacient- (stem of liquefaciēns, present participle of liquefacere to liquefy), equivalent to lique- (stem of liquēre “to be liquid”) + -facient -facient Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for liquefacient



a substance that liquefies or causes liquefaction


becoming or causing to become liquid

Word Origin for liquefacient

C19: from Latin liquefacere to make liquid
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liquefacient in Medicine




An agent capable of causing a solid to become liquid.
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