liquid
1. An inelastic substance, like water, that is neither solid nor gaseous and in which the molecules are relatively free to move with respect to each other yet still are restricted by intermolecular forces. 2. Flowing like water. [L. liquidus]
- Cotunnius l. SYN: perilymph.

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liq·uid 'lik-wəd adj
1) flowing freely like water
2) having the properties of a liquid: being neither solid nor gaseous
liquid n a fluid (as water) that has no independent shape but has a definite volume and does not expand indefinitely and that is only slightly compressible

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liq·uid (likґwid) [L. liquidus; liquere to flow] 1. a substance that flows readily in its natural state. See also fluid, liquor, mixture, and solution. 2. flowing readily; neither solid nor gaseous. 3. a consonant sound articulated without friction, such as l or r.

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