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Meaning of LIQUEFACTION

Pronunciation:  `likwu'fakshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the conversion of a solid or a gas into a liquid
 

LIQUEFACTION is a 12 letter word that starts with L.

 

 See Also: dissolution, dissolving, phase change, phase transition, physical change, state change

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Liq`ue*fac"tion\ (-f[a^]k"sh[u^]n), n. [L.
liquefactio: cf. F. liqu['e]faction. See {Liquefy}.]
1. The act or operation of making or becoming liquid;
   especially, the conversion of a solid into a liquid by the
   sole agency of heat.

2. The state of being liquid.

3. (Chem. Physics) The act, process, or method, of reducing a
   gas or vapor to a liquid by means of cold or pressure; as,
   the liquefaction of oxygen or hydrogen.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: chylifaction, chylification, flow, fluency, fluidity, fluidness, flux, fluxility, fluxion, juiciness, lactation, lactescence, liquidness, milkiness, moisture, rheuminess, sappiness, serosity, succulence, suppuration, wateriness
 

 

 

 

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