liquefy liquefy  /ˈlɪ kwə ˌfaɪ/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) become liquid
  2. (v) make (a solid substance) liquid, as by heating
  3. (v) become liquid or fluid when heated

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Usage(s):

  1. One way to liquefy the goo is to force superheated steam into deep crude wells for as long as two weeks at pressures as high as 2,500 lbs.
  2. Professor Onnes found that helium would not liquefy until reduced to just below five degrees above Absolute Zero.
  3. Their home wasn't just a place to live; it was an investment they thought they could liquefy at will.

News

  • Fairbanks Natural Gas Releases Trucking Project Details

    Fairbanks Natural Gas has released details of a North Slope to Fairbanks gas trucking project proposal. The documents lay out costs and components of a system to treat and liquefy gas, including propane, and load it onto tanker trucks for shipment south. Download Audio
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Alaska Public Radio Network

Quotes

  1. "Innovation has opened up greater opportunities to households to enter the housing market," said Kohn and Dynan, "and for homeowners to liquefy their housing wealth, thereby helping them smooth consumption."
    on Aug 19, 2007 By: Donald Kohn Source: FXstreet.com The Foreign Exchange Market

  2. "If you think about a giant Tyrannosaurus drumstick rotting in the sand," Schweitzer said, "the difference between sand and mud is that as tissues begin to liquefy and suppurate, the enzymes of decay and degeneration are drained away in...
    on Apr 13, 2007 By: Mary Higby Schweitzer Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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