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liquidate

[ lik-wi-deyt ]
/ 藞l瑟k w瑟藢de瑟t /
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verb (used with object), liq路ui路dat路ed, liq路ui路dat路ing.
to settle or pay (a debt): to liquidate a claim.
to reduce (accounts) to order; determine the amount of (indebtedness or damages).
to convert (inventory, securities, or other assets) into cash.
to get rid of, especially by killing: to liquidate the enemies of the regime.
to break up or do away with: to liquidate a partnership.
verb (used without object), liq路ui路dat路ed, liq路ui路dat路ing.
to liquidate debts or accounts; go into liquidation.
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Origin of liquidate

1565鈥75; 1920鈥25 for def. 4; <Late Latin liquid膩tus, past participle of liquid膩re to melt, make clear. See liquid, -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for liquidate

liquidate
/ (藞l瑟kw瑟藢de瑟t) /

verb
  1. to settle or pay off (a debt, claim, etc)
  2. to determine by litigation or agreement the amount of (damages, indebtedness, etc)
  1. to terminate the operations of (a commercial firm, bankrupt estate, etc) by assessment of liabilities and appropriation of assets for their settlement
  2. (of a commercial firm, etc) to terminate operations in this manner
(tr) to convert (assets) into cash
(tr) to eliminate or kill
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