American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Intermediate in properties, especially in flow properties, between liquids and solids.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Half-liquid; semi-fluid.
- adj. Having properties intermediate between those of a solid and a liquid.
- n. Any substance with properties intermediate between those of a solid and a liquid.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Half liquid; semifluid.
- adj. somewhat liquid
“All the recent discoveries about extremophiles, and especially those living in ice, raise the possibility that living creatures could remain in an arctic-like permafrost just below the Martian surface, one that changes from frozen to semiliquid with the seasons.”
“Traditional methods for liquid or semiliquid fecal incontinence management, such as the use of absorbent briefs/pads, skin cleansers, and moisturizers, are only moderately successful in alleviating the consequences of fecal incontinence.”
““The heat from below is keeping the lava in a semiliquid state.””
“At the beginning of the decade there was about $100 trillion worth of property paper representing tangible goods such as land, buildings, and patents world-wide, and some $170 trillion representing ownership over such semiliquid assets as mortgages, stocks and bonds.”
“There was a sound so real, a thud and a subsequent hum, the whole panel vibrating, that the boys and girls went slack in their seats, wide-eyed and semiliquid.”
“And then it went under, seeminglyswallowed by the semiliquid surface.”
“If it's a warmer place with a denser atmosphere and maybe a few ponds of semiliquid water we do the cycle again, this time with multicelled plants engineered for the environment.”
“The team swam downward, past aquatic life-forms of all types and sizes; undulating eels snaked between them while enormous tentacled mollusks and self-illuminating, semiliquid transparent blobs hovered on the periphery of their vision.”
“Ripe breadfruit is sweet and soft, even semiliquid, and made into desserts.”
“Heat thus allows the cook to transform a transient semiliquid foam into a permanent solid one.”
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