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


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


a semifluid substance.

Origin of semifluid

First recorded in 1725–35; semi- + fluid
Also called semiliquid.

Related forms

sem·i·flu·id·i·ty, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for semifluid


/ (ˌsɛmɪˈfluːɪd) /

adjective Also: semifluidic (ˌsɛmɪfluːˈɪdɪk)

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


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

Derived Forms

semifluidity, noun
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