Origin of liquefaction
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In fact, the liquefaction and saccharification should proceed simultaneously.
At eleven, I said Mass at the altar where I had witnessed the liquefaction.
Evidence derived from Liquefaction of one or both of the Gases.
The reagent that causes this liquefaction escapes my endeavors to detect it.
After the liquefaction, the grubs try to make off, showing that the fare is not to their liking.
Word Origin and History for liquefaction
late 15c., from French liquéfaction, from Late Latin liquefactionem (nominative liquefactio), noun of action from past participle stem of liquefacere "to make liquid, melt" (see liquefy).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The process of liquefying.
- The state of being liquefied.
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- Chemistry The act or process of turning a gas into a liquid. Liquefaction is usually achieved by compression of vapors (provided the temperature of the gas is below the critical temperature), by refrigeration, or by adiabatic expansion.
- Geology The process by which sediment that is very wet starts to behave like a liquid. Liquefaction occurs because of the increased pore pressure and reduced effective stress between solid particles generated by the presence of liquid. It is often caused by severe shaking, especially that associated with earthquakes.
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