American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The process of liquefying.
- n. The state of being liquefied.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or process of liquefying, or of rendering or becoming liquid; reduction to a liquid state. The liquefaction of solids is effected by the application of heat or by solution (see
solution), that of gases by cold or pressure, or by both combined (see gas).
- n. The state of being liquefied or melted.
- n. Process of, or state of having been, made liquid.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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. (Chem. Physics) The act, process, or method, of reducing a gas or vapor to a liquid by means of cold or pressure.
- 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)
“It is extremely difficult to get around owing to what they call 'liquefaction' of the ground and sink holes.”
“Along the Rose Canyon Fault is something scientists called liquefaction, which is when the ground is considered sandy or soft and it acts like gelatin during an earthquake.”
“Experts said another anticipated fallout from the liquefaction is a decline in Urayasu's property prices.”
“Rocks tumbled from hills in the eastern suburbs, where the earthquake also pushed up a watery silt that is created during some quakes, a process called liquefaction.”
“A flood of liquid sand and earth, known as liquefaction, emerged from the cracks in the land.”
“The problem: a phenomenon called liquefaction, when an earthquake forces underground water up through loose soil.”
“In Urayasu, a coastal city just 10 miles east of central Tokyo, the quake tore up pavement and tipped over houses as the ground quickly turned to mud in a phenomenon known as liquefaction.”
“The tsunami submerged the runway at Sendai airport, while a process known as liquefaction, caused by the intense shaking of the tremor, turned parts of the ground to liquid.”
“Earthquakes can cause sections of earth to liquefy and push up to the surface as watery silt, a process called liquefaction.”
“David Everitt, Becker's chief of staff, says Ament's claim that the proposed building site is at high risk for a seismic process called liquefaction is inaccurate.”
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