[ lik-wi-dahyz ]
/ ˈlɪk wɪˌdaɪz /

verb (used with object), liq·uid·ized, liq·uid·iz·ing.

to make liquid; liquefy.
to stimulate; give facility to: a thought that liquidizes the imagination.
to cause (a sound) to be full, round, mellifluous, etc.
Also especially British, liq·uid·ise.

Origin of liquidize

First recorded in 1830–40; liquid + -ize Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for liquidize



/ (ˈlɪkwɪˌdaɪz) /


to make or become liquid; liquefy
(tr) to pulverize (food) in a liquidizer so as to produce a fluid
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Word Origin and History for liquidize



1837, "make liquid," from liquid + -ize. Meaning "to run through a kitchen liquidizer" is from 1954. Related: Liquidized; liquidizing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper