[ sem-ee-sol-id, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm iˈsɒl ɪd, ˌsɛm aɪ- /


having a somewhat firm consistency; more or less solid.


a semisolid substance.


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Origin of semisolid

First recorded in 1825–35; semi- + solid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for semisolid

/ (ˌsɛmɪˈsɒlɪd) /


  1. having a viscosity and rigidity intermediate between that of a solid and a liquid
  2. partly solid


a substance in this state
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