Definition of liquefy in English:

liquefy

Syllabification: liq·ue·fy
Pronunciation: /ˈlikwəˌfī
 
/
(also liquify)

verb (liquefies, liquefying, liquefied)

Make or become liquid: [with object]: the minimum pressure required to liquefy a gas [no object]: as the fungus ripens, the cap turns black and liquefies
More example sentences
  • He also liquefied carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, and hydrogen bromide in a similar manner.
  • The critical pressure is the amount of pressure required to liquefy water at the critical temperature.
  • Propellants are liquified gasses which have a low boiling point and vapor pressure high enough to expel the concentrate from the container.
Synonyms
make/become liquid, condense; Britishliquidize, melt; deliquesce

Origin

late Middle English: from French liquéfier, from Latin liquefacere 'make liquid', from liquere 'be liquid'.

Derivatives

liquefaction

Pronunciation: /ˌlikwəˈfakSHən/
noun
More example sentences
  • In the process of liquefaction, solid coal is converted to a petroleum-like liquid that can be used as a fuel for motor vehicles and other applications.
  • A great deal of research has been done on the liquefaction of coal but with little success so far.
  • The aim of direct coal liquefaction is to break coal down into smaller component molecules, then to add hydrogen, creating lighter and more stable oil molecules.

liquefactive

Pronunciation: /ˌlikwəˈfaktiv/
adjective
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  • Additional findings during surgical exploration include the presence of liquefactive necrotic tissue and/or pus in between the fascial planes.
  • A cavernous lesion is formed, characterized by progressive liquifactive necrosis and haemorrhage that oozes a foul-smelling liquid.
  • There is no liquefactive degeneration of basal cells, as seen in lichenoid lesions, and there is no ulceration except in cases of Reiter's syndrome.

liquefiable

Pronunciation: /ˌlikwəˈfīəbəl/
adjective
More example sentences
  • Consequence to this studies different microzonation maps for the selected zones were provided in which the most liquefiable points in future earthquakes have been specified.

liquefier

noun
More example sentences
  • Later, other scientists developed simpler helium liquefiers that could produce greater amounts of the liquid gas.
  • Powdered ingredients like sugar are added to the mixture in the liquifier / blender before it is sent to the batch tanks.

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