liquidate

Definitions

  • Liquid air production
    Liquid air production
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v liquidate get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing "The mafia liquidated the informer","the double agent was neutralized"
    • v liquidate settle the affairs of by determining the debts and applying the assets to pay them off "liquidate a company"
    • v liquidate convert into cash "I had to liquidate my holdings to pay off my ex-husband"
    • v liquidate eliminate by paying off (debts)
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Experiments with liquid air Experiments with liquid air
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Only female mosquitoes bite humans. Male mosquitoes live on natural liquids from plants and other resources
    • Liquidate In an extended sense: To ascertain the amount, or the several amounts, of, and apply assets toward the discharge of (an indebtedness).
    • Liquidate To convert (assets) into cash.
    • Liquidate (Law) To determine by agreement or by litigation the precise amount of (indebtedness); or, where there is an indebtedness to more than one person, to determine the precise amount of (each indebtedness); to make the amount of (an indebtedness) clear and certain. "A debt or demand is liquidated whenever the amount due is agreed on by the parties, or fixed by the operation of law.""If our epistolary accounts were fairly liquidated , I believe you would be brought in considerable debtor."
    • Liquidate To discharge; to pay off or settle, as an indebtedness. "Friburg was ceded to Zurich by Sigismund to liquidate a debt of a thousand florins."
    • Liquidate To dissolve (an organization); to terminate (an activity).
    • Liquidate To kill; -- used mostly of governments or organizations killing their enemies; as, Stalin liquidated many of the Kulaks.
    • Liquidate To make clear and intelligible. "Time only can liquidate the meaning of all parts of a compound system."
    • Liquidate To make liquid.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: When the female grasshopper lays eggs, she covers her eggs with a pasty liquid that protects the eggs throughout the winter
    • liquidate To make clear or plain; clarify; free from obscurity.
    • liquidate To clear up; reduce to order or precision; settle the particulars of; adjust: as, to liquidate the affairs of a bankrupt firm. See liquidation.
    • liquidate To clear off; settle; pay: as, to liquidate a debt or a mortgage.
    • liquidate To make less harsh and offensive: as, to liquidate the harshness of sound.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In just one drop of liquid, 50 million bacteria can be present
    • v.t Liquidate to make clear, esp. to clear or settle an account: to arrange or wind up the affairs of a bankrupt estate
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Quotations

  • John Burns
    John Burns
    “The Thames is liquid history.”
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston%20Churchill
    “I have not become the Kings First Minister in order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. liquidatus, p. p. of liquidare, to liquidate, fr. L. liquidus, liquid, clear. See Liquid
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. liquidus, fluid—liquēre, to be fluid.

Usage

In literature:

It will then be possible to mop up a little more of the rinsing liquid.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
Specimens kept long in any liquid are apt to lose their colors.
"Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit" by Albert B. Farnham
Make a hole in the flour when pouring in any liquid.
"The Community Cook Book" by Anonymous
Bees not to be fed on liquid honey late in the season.
"Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee" by L. L. Langstroth
Sound travels faster through solids than through liquids, and faster through liquids than through gases.
"Aether and Gravitation" by William George Hooper
On the other hand, the rapidity with which liquid manure produces its effect must be taken into account.
"Elements of Agricultural Chemistry" by Thomas Anderson
Their eyes are larger and stronger, with a liquid depth suited to this soft and weaker light.
"Pharaoh's Broker" by Ellsworth Douglass
See that when the meat is cooked there is plenty of liquid.
"The Khaki Kook Book" by Mary Kennedy Core
Compare air with solids and liquids.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
To one quart of liquid take two ounces of Groult's potato flour.
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight
The face at bedtime is to be rubbed with this liquid, and it will give a beautiful luster to the complexion.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
With a sharp knife slice off pieces of the batter into the boiling liquid.
"Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking" by Unknown
Wan liquid light streamed forth like heavy fluid.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
He saw visions of some vast pool of hot, liquid gold.
"Two Thousand Miles Below" by Charles Willard Diffin
The liquid is rendered transparent by nitric acid.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
This is placed over the spot and the chemical liquid dropped in.
"Book Repair and Restoration" by Mitchell Buck
Before they reach the blood, they must all be changed to a liquid.
"Applied Physiology" by Frank Overton
Their agency is superseded in favour of that of the liquidator.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 5" by Various
When it is taken out the rectangle AACC if filled up by a liquid film.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
Liquid Air Experiments and Uses.
"The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century." by Edward W. Byrn
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In poetry:

"Sing on, my bird!—the liquid notes prolong;
At every note a lover sheds his tear;
Sing on, my bird!—'tis Damon hears thy song,
Nor doubt to gain applause, when lovers hear.
"Elegy VI. To a Lady, On the Language of Birds" by William Shenstone
What knows the star that guides the sailor's way,
Or lights the lover's bower with liquid ray,
Of toil and passion, danger and distress,
Brave hope, true love, and utter faithfulness?
"Stars and the Soul" by Henry Van Dyke
Had not that blood, which thrice his veins did yield,
Been better treasur'd for some glorious day:
At farthest West to paint the liquid field,
And with new Worlds his Masters love to pay?
"To A Noble Friend In His Sickness" by Sir Henry Wotton
liquid, and free, and tender!
wild and loose to my soul! O wondrous singer!
You only I hear......yet the star holds me, (but will soon depart
Yet the lilac, with mastering odor, holds me.
"When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd" by Walt Whitman
The word final, superior to all,
Subtle, sent up—what is it?—I listen;
Are you whispering it, and have been all the time, you sea-waves?
Is that it from your liquid rims and wet sands?
"Sea-Shore Memories" by Walt Whitman
How oft in balmy breathing June,
When woodland choirs were full in tune,
I wandered by the stream
That poured, in gushing liquid tones,
Its silvery music o'er the stones:
O happy, happy dream!
"Girlish Reminiscences" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Astros' liquidation may continue, but returns will diminish with Bourn , others.
"The bigger companies have significant access to backup liquidity," said Amobi.
Braising is a classic cooking method in which meats first are browned in fat, then cooked in liquid for a long time to tenderize them by breaking down the fibers.
Placing it in a pot with liquids and spices.
2010 Ducati Streetfighter S. 1099cc L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, liquid cooled.
The plant will replace the two conditioning stands currently used for treating liquid steel, which will help reduce steel-treatment costs.
Liquid Nitrogen in the Kitchen.
Destileria Serralles in Ponce, Puerto Rico has struck liquid gold again.
Scientists are working hard on developing such a "liquid biopsy" method.
CARACAS , Venezuela — Venezuelan consumer prices rose in October at the fastest pace this year as liquidity in the economy increased after the government raised spending in the run-up to last month's elections.
Chanel Liquid Eye Lines in Or.
Five-time ASP World Champ Steph Gilmore dancing in her liquid studio, mixing the classic and the contemporary.
Bernie and Anne take turns "punching down" the grapes several times a day, which they do with a long-handled tool that stirs up the frothy liquid.
The liquidation of B. Sanfield, deaths of Jim Adams and Ed Didier require a new initiative.
He spills the liquid in a circular motion, like he was stirring a cauldron.
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In science:

The tube is partially immersed in liquid Argon (figure 12) to prevent beam deformations during the passage through the gas-liquid interface.
A prototype liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber for the study of UV laser multi-photonic ionization
For the problem of RC adsorption on the solid interface and RC localization at the liquid-liquid interface, the Morita approximation has been successfully applied by Whittington and Orlandini et al. [11, 12].
Random copolymer adsorption: Morita approximation compared to exact numerical simulations
Adsorption of a correlated random copolymer chain at a liquid-liquid interface. J.
Random copolymer adsorption: Morita approximation compared to exact numerical simulations
A liquid crystal is a state of matter intermediate between a crystalline solid and a normal isotropic liquid.
Global existence of solutions of the Liquid Crystal flow for the Oseen-Frank model
The liquid nitrogen fill holes are in the same place as on PHARO, but unlike PHAROs five ports, this dewar has four ports: two for the liquid nitrogen inputs into each can, one for the vacuum pump, and another for attachment of a vacuum gauge.
A New High Contrast Imaging Program at Palomar Observatory
The middle peak in the density of states shown in Fig. 2 (it appears if |K | > 1/2, see Fig. 1) indicates a quantum phase transition between the spin-liquid I and spin-liquid II phases.
Exact solution of a spin-1/2 $XX$ chain with three-site interactions in a random transverse field: Influence of randomness on quantum phase transition
DARWIN (DARk matter WImp search with Noble liquids) is an R&D and design study towards the realization of a multi-ton scale dark matter search facility in Europe, based on the liquid argon and liquid xenon time projection chamber techniques.
DARWIN: dark matter WIMP search with noble liquids
Liquid argon (LAr) and xenon (LXe), having high charge and light yields for nuclear recoils expected from WIMPnucleus scattering, are excellent WIMP targets. A noble liquid Time Projection Chamber (TPC) can offer a scalable, large, self-shielding, homogeneous and position sensitive WIMP detector.
DARWIN: dark matter WIMP search with noble liquids
Liquids and liquid mixtures”, Saha, M.N., “On a physical theory of stellar spectra”, Proc. R.S.
Relativistic thermodynamics
Moreover, according to the new definition not all simple liquids are atomic (i.e., with radially symmetric pair potentials) and not all atomic liquids are simple.
What constitutes a simple liquid?
The main part of the paper motivates the new definition of liquid simplicity by presenting evidence that a liquid is strongly correlating if and only if its intermolecular interactions may be ignored beyond the first coordination shell (FCS).
What constitutes a simple liquid?
The final part of the paper summarizes most known properties of strongly correlating liquids, showing that these are simpler than liquids in general.
What constitutes a simple liquid?
Finally, we note that the FCS characterization of simple liquids calls into question the basis for standard perturbation theory, according to which the repulsive and attractive forces play fundamentally different roles for the physics of liquids.
What constitutes a simple liquid?
The concept of a simple liquid is old, but it remains central as evidenced by the 2003 book title “Basic concepts for simple and complex liquids” or the review of non-simple liquids entitled “Theory of complicated liquids” from 2007 .
What constitutes a simple liquid?
Generations of liquid-state theorists were introduced to the topic by studying Hansen and McDonald’s textbook “Theory of simple liquids” .
What constitutes a simple liquid?
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