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liquefy

[ lik-wuh-fahy ]
/ ˈlɪk wəˌfaɪ /
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verb (used with or without object), liq·ue·fied, liq·ue·fy·ing.

to make or become liquid.

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Origin of liquefy

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English lyquefyen, from Old French liquefier, translation of Latin liquefacere “to melt” (see liquefacient); see -fy

OTHER WORDS FROM liquefy

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH liquefy

evanesce, evaporate, liquefy , melt, thaw, transpire, vaporize
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British Dictionary definitions for liquefy

liquefy
/ (ˈlɪkwɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

(esp of a gas) to become or cause to become liquid

Derived forms of liquefy

liquefaction (ˌlɪkwɪˈfækʃən), nounliquefactive, adjectiveliquefiable, adjectiveliquefier, noun

Word Origin for liquefy

C15: via Old French from Latin liquefacere to make liquid
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