C15: via Old French from Latin liquefacere to make liquid
liquefy for learners of EnglishPowered by COBUILD (lɪkwɪfaɪ)
Word forms: liquefies, liquefying, liquefied
ergative verb & verb
When a gas or solid substance liquefies or is liquefied, it changes its form and becomes liquid. [V] ⇒ Heat the jam until it liquefies. [V n] ⇒ You can liquefy the carbon dioxide to separate it from the other constituents. [V-ed] ⇒ ...a truck carrying liquefied petroleum gas.