semifluid

[ sem-ee-floo-id, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm iˈflu ɪd, ˌsɛm aɪ- /
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adjective

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

noun

a semifluid substance.

Nearby words

  1. semifinished,
  2. semifitted,
  3. semiflexible,
  4. semiflexion,
  5. semifloating,
  6. semiformal,
  7. semifreddo,
  8. semiglobular,
  9. semigloss,
  10. semigroup

Origin of semifluid

First recorded in 1725–35; semi- + fluid

Also called semiliquid.

Related formssem·i·flu·id·i·ty, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for semifluid

semifluid

/ (ˌsɛmɪˈfluːɪd) /

adjective Also: semifluidic (ˌsɛmɪfluːˈɪdɪk)

having properties between those of a liquid and those of a solid

noun

a substance that has such properties because of high viscositytar is a semifluid
Also: semiliquid

Derived Formssemifluidity, noun

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