Liquid glass. See Soluble glass, under Glass.

(Liq"uid), n.

1. A substance whose parts change their relative position on the slightest pressure, and therefore retain no definite form; any substance in the state of liquidity; a fluid that is not aëriform.

Liquid and fluid are terms often used synonymously, but fluid has the broader signification. All liquids are fluids, but many fluids, as air and the gases, are not liquids.

2. (Phon.) A letter which has a smooth, flowing sound, or which flows smoothly after a mute; as, l and r, in bla, bra. M and n also are called liquids.

Liquid measure, a measure, or system of measuring, for liquids, by the gallon, quart, pint, gill, etc.

(Liq"uid*am`bar) n. [Liquid + amber.]

1. (Bot.) A genus consisting of two species of tall trees having star- shaped leaves, and woody burlike fruit. Liquidambar styraciflua is the North American sweet qum, and L. Orientalis is found in Asia Minor.

2. The balsamic juice which is obtained from these trees by incision. The liquid balsam of the Oriental tree is liquid storax.

(Liq"uid*am`ber), n. See Liquidambar.

(Liq"ui*date) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Liquidated (- da`ted); p. pr. & vb. n. Liquidating.] [LL. liquidatus, p. p. of liquidare to liquidate, fr. L. liquidus liquid, clear. See Liquid.]

1. (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.
15 Ga. Rep. 321.

If our epistolary accounts were fairly liquidated, I believe you would be brought in considerable debtor.

2. In an extended sense: To ascertain the amount, or the several amounts, of , and apply assets toward the discharge of Abbott.

3. To discharge; to pay off, as an indebtedness.

Friburg was ceded to Zurich by Sigismund to liquidate a debt of a thousand florins.
W. Coxe.

4. To make clear and intelligible.

Time only can liquidate the meaning of all parts of a compound system.
A. Hamilton.

3. Flowing or sounding smoothly or without abrupt transitions or harsh tones. "Liquid melody." Crashaw.

4. Pronounced without any jar or harshness; smooth; as, l and r are liquid letters.

5. Fluid and transparent; as, the liquid air.

6. Clear; definite in terms or amount.[Obs.] "Though the debt should be entirely liquid." Ayliffe.

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