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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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
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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
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