from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The process of liquefying.
- n. The state of being liquefied.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Process of, or state of having been, made liquid.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or operation of making or becoming liquid; especially, the conversion of a solid into a liquid by the sole agency of heat.
- n. The state of being liquid.
- n. The act, process, or method, of reducing a gas or vapor to a liquid by means of cold or pressure.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or process of liquefying, or of rendering or becoming liquid; reduction to a liquid state.
- n. The state of being liquefied or melted.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the conversion of a solid or a gas into a liquid
Middle English liquefaccion, from Old French liquefacion, from Late Latin liquefactiō, liquefactiōn-, from Latin liquefactus, past participle of liquefacere, to make liquid; see liquefy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)