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 for liquid
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Liquid \Liq"uid\ (l[i^]k"w[i^]d), a. [L. liquidus, fr. liquere
     to be fluid or liquid; cf. Skr. r[imac] to ooze, drop,
     l[imac] to melt.]
     1. Flowing freely like water; fluid; not solid.
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              Yea, though he go upon the plane and liquid water
              which will receive no step.           --Tyndale.
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     2. (Physics) Being in such a state that the component
        molecules move freely among themselves, but have a
        definite volume changing only slightly with changes of
        pressure, and do not tend to separate from each other as
        the particles of gases and vapors do when the volume of
        the container is increased; neither solid nor gaseous; as,
        liquid mercury, in distinction from mercury solidified or
        in a state of vapor.
     Note: Liquid substances may form a definite interface with
           gases, whereas the molecules of different gases freely
           intermingle with each other.
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     3. Flowing or sounding smoothly or without abrupt transitions
        or harsh tones. "Liquid melody." --Crashaw.
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     4. Pronounced without any jar or harshness; smooth; as, l and
        r are liquid letters.
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     5. Fluid and transparent; as, the liquid air.
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     6. Clear; definite in terms or amount. [Obs.] "Though the
        debt should be entirely liquid." --Ayliffe.
     7. (Finance) In cash or readily convertible into cash without
        loss of principle; -- said of assets, such as bank
        accounts, or short-term bonds tradable on a major stock
     Liquid glass. See Soluble glass, under Glass.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Liquid \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 gaseous and has a definite volume independent,
        of the container in which it is held. Liquids have a fixed
        volume at any given pressure, but their shape is
        determined by the container in which it is contained.
        Liquids, in contrast to gases, cannot expand indefinitely
        to fill an expanding container, and are only slightly
        compressible by application of pressure.
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     Note: 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
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     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.
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     Liquid measure, a measure, or system of measuring, for
        liquids, by the gallon, quart, pint, gill, etc.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: existing as or having characteristics of a liquid;
             especially tending to flow; "water and milk and blood are
             liquid substances" [ant: gaseous, solid]
      2: filled or brimming with tears; "swimming eyes"; "sorrow made
         the eyes of many grow liquid" [syn: liquid, swimming]
      3: clear and bright; "the liquid air of a spring morning"; "eyes
         shining with a liquid luster"; "limpid blue eyes" [syn:
         liquid, limpid]
      4: changed from a solid to a liquid state; "rivers filled to
         overflowing by melted snow" [syn: melted, liquid,
         liquified] [ant: unmelted]
      5: smooth and flowing in quality; entirely free of harshness;
         "the liquid song of a robin"
      6: smooth and unconstrained in movement; "a long, smooth
         stride"; "the fluid motion of a cat"; "the liquid grace of a
         ballerina" [syn: fluent, fluid, liquid, smooth]
      7: in cash or easily convertible to cash; "liquid (or fluid)
         assets" [syn: fluid, liquid]
      n 1: a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure
      2: the state in which a substance exhibits a characteristic
         readiness to flow with little or no tendency to disperse and
         relatively high incompressibility [syn: liquid,
         liquidness, liquidity, liquid state]
      3: fluid matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume
      4: a frictionless continuant that is not a nasal consonant
         (especially `l' and `r')

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  199 Moby Thesaurus words for "liquid":
     accented, alcoholic drink, allophone, alveolar, apical,
     apico-alveolar, apico-dental, aquatic, aqueous, articulated,
     articulation, aspiration, assimilated, assimilation, back,
     barytone, beverage, bilabial, blood, bright, brilliant, broad,
     cacuminal, central, cerebral, check, checked, clear, close,
     consonant, consonantal, continuant, convertible, dental, diphthong,
     dissimilated, dissimilation, dorsal, drink, drinkable,
     epenthetic vowel, explosive, flat, flowing, fluent, fluid,
     fluid extract, fluid mechanics, fluidal, fluidic, fluxible,
     fluxile, fluxional, fluxionary, front, frosted, frosted shake,
     glide, glossal, glottal, glottalization, golden, guttural, hard,
     heavy, high, honeyed, hydrated, hydraulic, hydraulics,
     hydrogeology, hydrous, intonated, juice, juicy, labial,
     labialization, labiodental, labiovelar, laryngeal, lateral, latex,
     lax, light, limpid, lingual, liquefied, liquid extract, liquidy,
     liquor, low, malt, manner of articulation, mellifluent, mellow,
     melted, mid, milk, modification, molten, monophthong,
     monophthongal, morphophoneme, mute, muted, narrow, nasal,
     nasalized, negotiable, occlusive, open, oxytone, palatal,
     palatalized, parasitic vowel, peak, pharyngeal, pharyngealization,
     pharyngealized, phone, phoneme, phonemic, phonetic, phonic, pitch,
     pitched, plashy, plosive, pop, posttonic, potable, potation,
     profitable, prothetic vowel, retroflex, rounded, running, runny,
     sap, sappy, segmental phoneme, semiliquid, semivowel, shake,
     shining, sloppy, soda, soda pop, soda water, soft, soft drink,
     solution, solvent, sonant, sonority, speech sound, splashy, stop,
     stopped, stressed, strong, succulent, surd, swashy, syllabic,
     syllabic nucleus, syllabic peak, syllable, tense, thick, throaty,
     tonal, tonic, transition sound, translucent, transparent,
     triphthong, twangy, unaccented, unrounded, unstressed, velar,
     vocable, vocalic, vocoid, voice, voiced, voiced sound, voiceless,
     voiceless sound, voicing, vowel, vowellike, water, waterish,
     watery, weak, whey, wide

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