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Liquid state   /lˈɪkwəd steɪt/   Listen
Liquid state

The state in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow with little or no tendency to disperse and relatively high incompressibility.  Synonyms: liquid, liquidity, liquidness.

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"Liquid state" Quotes from Famous Books

... flowers are thrown and left to digest for several hours; the spent flowers are removed, and fresh are added, eight or ten times, until sufficient richness of perfume is obtained. As many flowers are used as the grease will cover, when they are put into it, in a liquid state. ...
— The Art of Perfumery - And Methods of Obtaining the Odors of Plants • G. W. Septimus Piesse

... which the amount of food needed to satisfy the appetite and build up the body may be very largely reduced, is by increasing the amount of mastication. If each bite of food is chewed and chewed until it is all reduced to a liquid state, the amount required will be less than half of what is usually taken, and so much less strain will be thrown on the ...
— Papers on Health • John Kirk

... food, soon comes to the surface to empty its body. The ejected earth is thoroughly mingled with the intestinal secretions, and is thus rendered viscid. After being dried it sets hard. I have watched worms during the act of ejection, and when the earth was in a very liquid state it was ejected in little spurts, and by a slow peristaltic movement when not so liquid. It is not cast indifferently on any side, but with some care, first on one and then on another side; the tail being used ...
— The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the action of worms with • Charles Darwin

... the allum that had united with the juice of the madder will be found to become neutralized by the pot-ash, and the result will be a precipitate of the red fecula. This may be washed over in different waters, and either put by for use in a liquid state, or filtered and dried in powder or cakes. Most vegetable colours will not, however, admit of being extracted by water, and it is necessary to use an acid for that purpose: vinegar is the most common. ...
— The Botanist's Companion, Vol. II • William Salisbury

Words linked to "Liquid state" :   liquidness, state, state of matter

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