Definition of fluid in English:

fluid

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Pronunciation: /ˈfluːɪd
 
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noun

  • 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 fluid
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    • 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.
    Synonyms
    flowing substance; liquid, watery substance, moisture, solution, juice, sap; gas, gaseous substance, vapour

adjective

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  • 2(Of a clutch or coupling) using a liquid to transmit power.
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    • Broadly, fluid couplings are of two types - constant and variable speed.

Derivatives

fluidity

Pronunciation: /-ˈɪdɪti/
noun
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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.

fluidly

adverb
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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.

Origin

late Middle English (as an adjective): from French fluide or Latin fluidus, from fluere 'to flow'.

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