liquefy

Definitions

  • Self-intensifying process used in liquefying air
    Self-intensifying process used in liquefying air
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v liquefy become liquid or fluid when heated "the frozen fat liquefied"
    • v liquefy make (a solid substance) liquid, as by heating "liquefy the silver"
    • v liquefy become liquid "The garden air overnight liquefied into a morning dew"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Liquefy To become liquid.
    • Liquefy To convert from a gaseous form into a liquid; as, to liquefy natural gas.
    • Liquefy To convert from a solid form to that of a liquid; to melt; to dissolve; and technically, to melt by the sole agency of heat.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • liquefy To make liquid; melt, as a solid, or compress, as a gas, into a liquid state.
    • liquefy To become liquid.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Liquefy lik′we-fī to make liquid: to dissolve
    • v.i Liquefy to become liquid:—pa.t. and pa.p. liq′uefīed
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. liquéfier, L. liquere, to be liquid + facere, -ficare,in comp.), to make. See Liquid, and -fy

Usage

In literature:

She liquefies the brain of man; he petrifies or ossifies the heart.
"The Amazing Marriage, Complete" by George Meredith
Liquefied nitrogen, when allowed to evaporate under a pressure of sixty millimeters of mercury, gave a temperature of -214 deg.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 497, July 11, 1885" by Various
The liquefied alcohol returns to the pile.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 415, December 15, 1883" by Various
His mind liquefied as it boiled.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
Indignation made learning hot, and in 1870 the cement was liquefied in civil war.
"The Religions of Japan" by William Elliot Griffis
I said that a portion of the sunbeam was stopped by the ice and liquefied it.
"Young Folks' Library, Volume XI (of 20)" by Various
It is really liquefied prayer and faith.
"The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
The motive force must be some liquefied mixture, possibly oxygen and hydrogen.
"Astounding Stories, July, 1931" by Various
Gelatine is not liquefied.
"The Bacillus of Long Life" by Loudon Douglas
It must be warmed to liquefy it for use, and kept in stoppered bottles when not required.
"Paper and Printing Recipes" by J. Sawtelle Ford
And outside, the streams of avidly soluble liquefied gas rushed out into air and into water.
"Triplanetary" by Edward Elmer Smith
Precisely at a quarter before two, the blood suddenly and entirely liquefied.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, No. 359, September 1845" by Various
They are often evanescent and putrescent, sometimes liquefying altogether.
"Student's Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous" by Thomas Taylor
It liquefies at 7 deg.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
Any method that will reduce the temperature of the air to 312 degrees Fahrenheit below zero will liquefy it.
"Nature's Miracles, Volume 1" by Elisha Gray
The molding medium of plaster composition in a semi-liquefied state is then poured on to the original in the molding frame.
"From Xylographs to Lead Molds; A.D. 1440-A.D. 1921" by H. C. Forster
I thoroughly believe that a bottle of liquefied electricity would make us all young.
"The Inventions of the Idiot" by John Kendrick Bangs
Whether or no it liquefied at stated seasons, like that of St. Genaro, is not recorded.
"Rambles in an Old City comprising antiquarian, historical, biographical and political associations" by S. S. Madders
It is colourless, odourless, and tasteless, and may be liquefied and solidified.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
It liquefies when heated under pressure, and its melting point lies between 446 deg.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
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In poetry:

Once more expanded, and then closed forever
To make a stain on stone and liquefy
The memory that kissed a mountain girl
And ran on grass as if it could not die.
"Sea Burial" by John Anthony Ciardi
She thought it had altered while she gazed.
At first it had been simple green; then glazed
All over with twisting flames, each spot
A molten colour, trembling and hot,
And every eye
Seemed to liquefy.
"The Book Of Hours Of Sister Clotilde" by Amy Lowell

In news:

A surprising next move from the genre-liquefying London foursome.
A large tanker carrying liquefied natural gas is about to become the first ship of its kind to sail across the Arctic .
Chevron has released details about its crucial liquefied natural gas project on an island off the coast of Western Australia , saying project costs have increased about 41 percent.
San Ramon-based Chevron has released details about its crucial liquefied natural gas project on an island off the coast of Western Australia, saying project costs have increased about 41 percent.
A bill in the US Senate would encourage exports of liquefied natural gas to NATO countries to address an over-reliance on gas supplies from Russia and Iran.
Chevron has released details about its crucial liquefied natural gas project on an island off the coast of Western Australia, saying project costs have increased about 41 percent.
Shell Bets on a Colossal Floating Liquefied Natural Gas Factory Off Australia.
The starfish consume the corals by climbing onto them, thrusting out their stomachs, and bathing the coral in digestive enzymes, which liquefy it for ingestion.
NEW YORK — A Jefferies analyst on Friday initiated coverage of two liquefied natural gas shipping companies with "Buy" ratings, saying that demand for their services can only increase.
Oregon granted a dredging permit to the Port of Coos Bay to build a new marine terminal for ships carrying liquefied natural gas.
(AP) ConocoPhillips has resumed export of liquefied natural gas to Asia from its plant in south-central Alaska, though the plant's future remains unclear.
Seven US port terminals are seeking federal approval to export liquefied natural gas.
Although the US already exports some natural gas, mostly by pipelines to Mexico and Canada, the flurry of proposals to liquefy natural gas for tanker shipment and sell it to foreign consumers would mean a big jump in exports .
Although the United States already exports some natural gas - mostly by pipelines to Mexico and Canada - the flurry of proposals to liquefy natural gas for tanker shipment and sell it to foreign consumers would mean a big jump in exports .
Given the potential profitability of liquefying surplus North American gas production and exporting it as Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), a number of companies are now willing to develop capital-intensive natural gas export projects.
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In science:

To cool down Xe gas at a rate of 1 SLPM from room temperature to 175 K, less than 2 W are used, out of a total of about 10.6 W that are needed to liquefy and cool at the same rate.
Performance of a cryogenic system prototype for the XENON1T Detector
This PTR is the same as used on XENON100. A HE is used to cool and liquefy xenon gas returning from the hot getter.
Performance of a cryogenic system prototype for the XENON1T Detector
Xe purification is done by continuous gas circulation throug h the hot getter, taking LXe from the detector into the HE and letting the returning Xe gas cool and liquefy inside the HE on its way back into the detector.
Performance of a cryogenic system prototype for the XENON1T Detector
Being a gas counter the instrument could not operate at the cryogenic temperatures of a microcalorimeter, as the gas would liquefy.
The Extreme Physics Explorer
Finko V.E. Peculiarities of gas cooling and liquefying in the vortex tube. Theoretical Physics Journal, 1983.
Vortex flow in the technology of radiation wave cracking (RWC)
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