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liquefy

[ lik-wuh-fahy ]
/ 藞l瑟k w蓹藢fa瑟 /
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verb (used with or without object), liq路ue路fied, liq路ue路fy路ing.
to make or become liquid.
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Origin of liquefy

First recorded in 1375鈥1425; late Middle English lyquefyen, from Old French liquefier, translation of Latin liquefacere 鈥渢o melt鈥 (see liquefacient); see -fy

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH liquefy

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

liquefy
/ (藞l瑟kw瑟藢fa瑟) /

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

Derived forms of liquefy

liquefaction (藢l瑟kw瑟藞f忙k蕛蓹n), nounliquefactive, adjectiveliquefiable, adjectiveliquefier, noun

Word Origin for liquefy

C15: via Old French from Latin liquefacere to make liquid
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