semisolid

[sem-ee-sol-id, sem-ahy-]
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adjective

having a somewhat firm consistency; more or less solid.

noun

a semisolid substance.

Origin of semisolid

First recorded in 1825–35; semi- + solid
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semisolid

adjective

  1. having a viscosity and rigidity intermediate between that of a solid and a liquid
  2. partly solid

noun

a substance in this state
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Word Origin and History for semi-solid
adj.

1803, from semi- + solid (adj.).

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