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liquefacient

[ lik-wuh-fey-shuhnt ]
/ ˌlɪk wəˈfeɪ ʃənt /
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noun

something that liquefies or promotes liquefaction.

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Origin of liquefacient

First recorded in 1850–55; from Latin liquefacient- (stem of liquefaciēns, present participle of the verb liquefacere “to melt”), equivalent to lique- (stem of liquēre “to be liquid”) + -facient -facient
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British Dictionary definitions for liquefacient

liquefacient
/ (ˌlɪkwɪˈfeɪʃənt) /

noun

a substance that liquefies or causes liquefaction

adjective

becoming or causing to become liquid

Word Origin for liquefacient

C19: from Latin liquefacere to make liquid
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Medical definitions for liquefacient

liquefacient
[ lĭk′wə-fāshənt ]

n.

An agent capable of causing a solid to become liquid.
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