• WordNet 3.6
    • n liquefaction the conversion of a solid or a gas into a liquid
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Liquefaction The act or operation of making or becoming liquid; especially, the conversion of a solid into a liquid by the sole agency of heat.
    • Liquefaction (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.
    • Liquefaction The state of being liquid.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n liquefaction The act or process of liquefying, or of rendering or becoming liquid; reduction to a liquid state. The liquefaction of solids is effected by the application of heat or by solution (see solution), that of gases by cold or pressure, or by both combined (see gas).
    • n liquefaction The state of being liquefied or melted.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Liquefaction the act or process of making liquid: the state of being melted
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. liquefactio,: cf. F. liquéfaction,. See Liquefy
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. liquefacĕreliquēre, to be fluid or liquid, facĕre, to make.


In literature:

Pressure, effect on liquefaction by heat.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
Soon, the liquefaction is complete.
"The Life of the Fly" by J. Henri Fabre
Then the liquefaction of his interior ceased, and he felt a glow of fire gush through his veins.
"The Dog Crusoe and His Master" by Robert Michael Ballantyne
Another peculiarity was the slowness with which the gelatine liquefied, and the narrow limits of this liquefaction in the case of a gelatine disk.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 458, October 11, 1884" by Various
I have been conscious of perpetual evaporation and liquefaction.
"Across China on Foot" by Edwin Dingle
Liquefaction, conduction consequent upon, 380, 394, 410.
"Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1" by Michael Faraday
He visited Naples, and came back a believer in the liquefaction of the saint's blood.
"Outspoken Essays" by William Ralph Inge
Severe damage due to shaking and liquefaction could be expected in the coastal areas.
"An Assessment of the Consequences and Preparations for a Catastrophic California Earthquake: Findings and Actions Taken" by Various
Then the liquefaction of his interior ceased, and he felt a glow of fire gush through his veins.
"The Dog Crusoe and his Master" by R.M. Ballantyne
Then, then, methinks, how sweetly flows The liquefaction of her clothes.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick

In news:

Cheniere estimates that it can construct liquefaction capacity comparable to liquefaction expansion economics since the Sabine Pass terminal already has many of the needed facilities for an export terminal.
NW States Mapping Liquefaction Susceptibility August 14, 2012 By Tom Banse.
Northwest States Mapping Liquefaction Susceptibility.
Northwest states mapping liquefaction susceptibility.
Steps taken toward world's first floating liquefaction , regasification vessel.
Freeport LNG Expansion LP and a joint venture of Zachry Industrial Inc and CB&I Inc have agreed to a front-end engineering and design contract for the Freeport Liquefaction Project near Freeport, Tex.
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc, Lehigh Valley, PA, has brought onstream a helium liquefier at its Liberal, KS helium purification/liquefaction facility.
Flex LNG has signed a Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU ) with SAIPEM covering development of a Floating Liquefaction (FLNG) project for the Australian offshore gas reserves of an Asian national oil company.
The first sale and purchase agreement for LNG produced from the US Gulf Coast has been signed by BG Group and Sabine Pass Liquefaction LLC, a unit of Cheniere Energy Partners LP.
GAIL (India) Ltd signed a 20-year sales and purchase agreement (SPA) with Sabine Pass Liquefaction LLC, a unit of Cheniere Energy Partners, for the supply of 3.5 million tonnes/year of LNG.
Northwest States Mapping Liquefaction Susceptibility .
Northwest states mapping liquefaction susceptibility .
Bechtel Group has awarded Toyo Kanetsu KK an order valued at ¥13.5 billion to design and supply two large LNG tanks and two LPG tanks for the Angola LNG Ltd gas liquefaction project at Soya.
Cheniere Energy Inc, which already is working to install natural gas liquefaction adjacent its Cameron Parrish, La.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Gov Sean Parnell is considering state ownership of a gas liquefaction plant on the North Slope, a state official told a group of Interior citizens.

In science:

Finally, as for WD, evaluation of the cooling history obviously requires a lot of physics, including a detailed treatment of liquefaction and crystallization (see, e.g., Prada Moroni & Straniero 2002).
Modern Stellar Evolution Models for Low Mass Stars
The setup has now been improved by the addition of a cryocooler (Gifford-McMahon-type) mounted on top of the LAr cell. A cooling serpentine is bonded to the temperature regulated cold head and provides the liquefaction of the recirculated gas.
Search for WIMPs in liquid argon
Chap1ygin gas, whose death (by liquefaction?) we announced a year or two ago.
Astrophysics in 2005
In the thermodynamical sense, the quest of low temperatures matches the researches on gas liquefaction, down to the ultimate limit of the liquid 3H e at about 2 millikelvins (mK).
Formation and interactions of cold and ultracold molecules: new challenges for interdisciplinary physics
FIGURE 1. Refrigeration versus liquefaction capacity for the NML North and South Refrigerators.
Design and testing of the New Muon Lab cryogenic system at Fermilab