semisolid

[ sem-ee-sol-id, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm iˈsɒl ɪd, ˌsɛm aɪ- /

adjective

having a somewhat firm consistency; more or less solid.

noun

a semisolid substance.

QUIZZES

HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
anchorite

Origin of semisolid

First recorded in 1825–35; semi- + solid
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for semi-solid

British Dictionary definitions for semi-solid

semisolid
/ (ˌsɛmɪˈsɒlɪd) /

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012