- having a somewhat firm consistency; more or less solid.
- a semisolid substance.
Origin of semisolid
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Related Wordsmuddy, spongy, squishy, paste, pap, mush, mash, sponge, jam, dough, batter, marrow, poultice, grume, curd, gelatinous, pulpy, quaggy, slushy, squashy
Examples from the Web for semi-solid
If the sample is solid or semi-solid, divide it as finely as possible.
If the emulsion is cold and semi-solid, use several parts of warm water at first.The Practical Garden-Book
C. E. Hunn
In laryngeal complications, semi-solid diet is generally more easily swallowed.
The matters passed are composed chiefly of fecal matter varying in consistence from a solid or semi-solid mass to a watery fluid.
The partial thaw in the sunlight causes the semi-solid ice to break up into separate grains.The Home of the Blizzard
- having a viscosity and rigidity intermediate between that of a solid and a liquid
- partly solid
- a substance in this state
Word Origin and History for semi-solid
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