- A substance that has no fixed shape and yields easily to external pressure; a gas or (especially) a liquid: body fluids [mass noun]: a bottle of cleaning fluidMore example sentences
- Gold can form soluble compounds with these substances and so the fluids will leach it out of rocks.
- The bakery owners later gave up their lease after it emerged that the liquid had in fact been body fluids from the two men.
- I was on a drip because obviously I had no fluids in my body, the only liquid was alcohol.
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- 1(Of a substance) able to flow easily: the paint is more fluid than tube watercoloursMore example sentences
- It spilled out from her fingers in the form of a fluid silver substance and flooded the man's leg down to the marrow of his bone.
- Miro, Louis and Poons showed the strikingly different effects that could be obtained by pouring a fluid substance down a canvas.
- Adding additional calcium to dairy formulations is an option and one currently adopted by processors of all sorts from cheese to ice cream to fluid milk.
- 1.1Smoothly elegant or graceful: her movements were fluid and beautiful to watchMore example sentences
- The juggling and rope acts were hypnotic; the costume, staging and music are all original and often beautiful; the performances fluid and graceful.
- Christopher fought with a fluid elegance, every move graceful and balanced.
- There is an easy elegance here, a fluid readability, and a lucid, completely unaffected, eloquence of one who is at ease with herself.
- 1.2Not settled or stable; likely or able to change: our plans are still fluid the fluid political situation of the 1930sMore example sentences
adaptable, flexible, adjustable, open-ended, open, open to change, changeable, not fixed, not settled, variable, versatilefluctuating, changeable, subject/likely to change, unsteady, shifting, ever-shifting, mobile, inconstant; unstable, unsettled, turbulent, volatile, mercurial, protean, kaleidoscopic, knife-edge, explosive
- This is a very fluid political situation in a very unusual state.
- We now also have a much more fluid political situation.
- I'm just reminded that political definitions are fluid, and shift with the times.
- 2(Of a clutch or coupling) using a liquid to transmit power.More example sentences
- Broadly, fluid couplings are of two types - constant and variable speed.
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- The grace of their elongated shape and irregular profiles reflect the fluidity and unpredictable nature of the glass medium.
- Their athleticism and fluidity of movement was wonderfully impressive.
- To watch and feel Apollo is to see how shape and fluidity, pose and movement, interdepend.
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- The song was slow and smooth and Simba danced fluidly yet unpredictably.
- When filming, you had to creep smoothly, fluidly along so that the camera detected no bobbing motion.
- But not everyone would be able to slide from bottom-space to performance mode as fluidly as Jae does.
late Middle English (as an adjective): from French fluide or Latin fluidus, from fluere 'to flow'.