[ lik-wuh-fahy ]
See synonyms for: liquefyliquefied on

verb (used with or without object),liq·ue·fied, liq·ue·fy·ing.
  1. to make or become liquid.

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

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Other words from liquefy

  • liq·ue·fi·a·ble, adjective
  • liq·ue·fi·er, noun
  • non·liq·ue·fi·a·ble, adjective
  • non·liq·ue·fy·ing, adjective
  • re·liq·ue·fy, verb, re·liq·ue·fied, re·liq·ue·fy·ing.
  • un·liq·ue·fi·a·ble, adjective
  • un·liq·ue·fied, adjective

Words that may be confused with liquefy

Words Nearby liquefy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use liquefy in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for liquefy


/ (ˈlɪkwɪˌfaɪ) /

verb-fies, -fying or -fied
  1. (esp of a gas) to become or cause to become liquid

Origin of liquefy

C15: via Old French from Latin liquefacere to make liquid

Derived forms of liquefy

  • liquefaction (ˌlɪkwɪˈfækʃən), noun
  • liquefactive, adjective
  • liquefiable, adjective
  • liquefier, noun

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