liquidation

Definitions

  • Liquid air production
    Liquid air production
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n liquidation the murder of a competitor
    • n liquidation termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities
    • n liquidation the act of exterminating
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma
    • n Liquidation lĭk`wĭ*dā"shŭn The act or process of liquidating; the state of being liquidated.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Only female mosquitoes bite humans. Male mosquitoes live on natural liquids from plants and other resources
    • n liquidation The act of liquidating; the act of adjusting debts, or ascertaining their amount or the balance of them due. In a more general sense, the act or operation of winding up the affairs of a firm or company by getting in the assets, settling with its debtors and creditors, and apportioning the amount of each partner's or shareholder's profit or loss, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature.
    • ns Liquidation the clearing up of the money affairs, esp. the adjustment of 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
Cf. F. liquidation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. liquidus, fluid—liquēre, to be fluid.

Usage

In literature:

It will absorb the liquid of the pigs, and make rich manure, which will soon ferment when placed in a heap.
"Talks on Manures" by Joseph Harris
When liquids enter the lungs, death is not so apt to occur, as the animal may live several days, and sometimes even get well.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
Examine the liquid and note any sediment.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools" by Ministry of Education Ontario
One pint of liquid albolene.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
The liquids in which the cooking and parboiling are done are sometimes used in the preparation of beef extracts.
"Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value" by Harry Snyder
Her voice was soft and musical, and the words of a peculiar quality that we generally describe as liquid, for want of a better term.
"The Girl in the Golden Atom" by Raymond King Cummings
I shall choke if I can't pour some liquid down before long.
"Hendricks the Hunter" by W.H.G. Kingston
Reduce the total quantity of liquids, if in excess, and be very careful not to give any liquids near bedtime.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
Quincke holds similar views, but considers that no pure liquid will foam.
"The Handbook of Soap Manufacture" by W. H. Simmons
These two liquids separate the substance which has passed from the stomach, into two different portions.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
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In poetry:

See where the Thames, the purest stream
That wavers to the noon-day beam,
Divides the vale below;
While like a vein of liquid ore
His waves enrich the happy shore,
Still shining as they flow.
"See Where The Thames, The Purest Stream" by William Cowper
Renown'd for lyric and satiric lay,
A two-fold poet, I
Shall on strong wing be upward borne
Above the liquid sky;
No more shall earth my spirit bind—
To heav'n I'll soar, and envy leave behind.
"From Horace: Book II:Ode II" by Peter John Allan
Those liquid pearls from either eye,
Which might an eastern empire buy,
Unvalued here and fruitless fall;
No art the season can renew
When love was young, and DAMON true;
No tears a wandering heart recall.
"Songs" by Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld
The dark retreated; the morning spread;
His creatures their shapes resume;
The plaster stares dumb-white and dead;
A faint blue liquid bloom
Lies on each marble bosom and head;
To his Psyche clings the gloom.
"The Unseen Model" by George MacDonald
When the arousing call of Morn
Breaks o'er the hills, and Day, new-born,
Comes smiling from the purple East,
And the pure streams of liquid light
Bathe all the earth—renewed and bright,
Uprising from its dream of rest—
"Morning" by John Bowring
Whoever you are! you are he or she for whom the earth is solid and
liquid,
You are he or she for whom the sun and moon hang in the sky,
For none more than you are the present and the past,
For none more than you is immortality.
"Carol Of Words" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Liquid Lounge at CT Science Center.
The Bedrock edition of Liquid Lounge was held June 8 at the CT Science Center.
Charleston Chamber named benefactor of liquidation sale.
Foam in the top, outer perimeter of the Ultra-Containment Berm 's sidewalls raises the walls with the level of the liquid should a spill occur.
New gastropub Cook Hall's 'liquid' laboratory is more like liquid Legos.
Bring the poaching liquid back to a boil and place the fish in, cooking until opaque.
Caliper 's portfolio spans microfluidics, lab automation and liquid handling, optical imaging technologies, as well as discovery and development outsourcing solutions.
Westfalia's bag caser provides fast and easy case loading for both liquid and powder-filled bags.
Drain the liquid, rinse the chickpeas in water, then add the marinade.
Drain artichoke hearts, reserving liquid.
Kason's Vibroscreen dewatering- clarifying screener features an anti-blinding, spray-wash system for separating solid materials from liquids at high rates on a batch or continuous basis.
Hostess Brands Inc announced Thursday, Nov 15, 2012, that it is warning striking employees that it will move to liquidate the company if plant operations don't return to normal levels by Thursday evening.
Although the slow-cooker eliminates the need for constant stirring and the gradual addition of liquid, the first step of the recipe involves sautéing briefly on the stovetop.
A female lab technician pipettes liquid into test tubes.
I have used dry and liquid molasses with great success.
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In science:

As mentioned in the introduction a definition of simple liquids is most useful if it identifies their real essence , the underlying fundamental characteristic from which these liquids’ simple features, their nominal essences, follow.
What constitutes a simple liquid?
We suggest below that the class of simple liquids is to be identified with the class of strongly correlating liquids (Sec.
What constitutes a simple liquid?
This gives three very different but equivalent characterizations, indicating that the class of strongly correlating liquids is fundamental and further motivating the suggestion that the real essence of liquid simplicity is the existence of strong correlations of virial/potentialenergy equilibrium N V T fluctuations.
What constitutes a simple liquid?
By connecting to the chemists’ concept of non-associated liquids we then discuss which real-world liquids are simple (Sec.
What constitutes a simple liquid?
Moreover, the effective temperature of a glass prepared by a temperature-density jump from an equilibrium state of a strongly correlating liquid depends only on the final density ; this provides yet another example of a simple feature of these liquids.
What constitutes a simple liquid?
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