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semifluid

[sem-ee-floo-id, sem-ahy-]
adjective
  1. imperfectly fluid; having both fluid and solid characteristics; semiliquid.
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noun
  1. a semifluid substance.
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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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semifluid

adjective Also: semifluidic (ˌsɛmɪfluːˈɪdɪk)
  1. having properties between those of a liquid and those of a solid
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noun
  1. a substance that has such properties because of high viscositytar is a semifluid
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Also: semiliquid
Derived Formssemifluidity, noun
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