semifluid

[ sem-ee-floo-id, sem-ahy- ]

adjective
  1. imperfectly fluid; having both fluid and solid characteristics; semiliquid.

noun
  1. a semifluid substance.

Origin of semifluid

1
First recorded in 1725–35; semi- + fluid

Other words from semifluid

  • sem·i·flu·id·i·ty, noun

Words Nearby semifluid

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British Dictionary definitions for semifluid

semifluid

/ (ˌsɛmɪˈfluːɪd) /


adjectiveAlso: semifluidic (ˌsɛmɪfluːˈɪdɪk)
  1. having properties between those of a liquid and those of a solid

noun
  1. a substance that has such properties because of high viscosity: tar is a semifluid

  • Also: semiliquid

Derived forms of semifluid

  • semifluidity, noun

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