from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Intermediate in properties, especially in flow properties, between liquids and solids.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Half liquid; semifluid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Half-liquid; semi-fluid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. somewhat liquid


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  • 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.

    First Contact

  • 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.

    New Data Shows Budget Impact of Fecal Management System in Hospital ICU

  • “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.

    Toxic Assets Were Hidden Assets

  • 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.

    Seven Deadly Wonders

  • 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.

    A Time to Kill

  • Ripe breadfruit is sweet and soft, even semiliquid, and made into desserts.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Heat thus allows the cook to transform a transient semiliquid foam into a permanent solid one.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen


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