Lipless Lip"less (lĭp"lĕs) adjective Having no lips.
Liplet Lip"let (-lĕt) noun A little lip.
Lipocephala Lip`o·ceph"a·la (lĭp`o*sĕf"ȧ*lȧ) noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek lei`pesqai to be lacking + kefalh` head.] (Zoology) Same as Lamellibranchia .
Lipochrin Lip"o·chrin (lĭp"o*krĭn) noun [ Greek li`pos fat + chro`a color.] (Physiol. Chem.) A yellow coloring matter, soluble in ether, contained in the small round fat drops in the retinal epithelium cells. It is best obtained from the eyes of frogs.
Lipogram Lip"o·gram (lĭp"o*grăm; 277) noun [ Greek lei`pein , lipei^n , to leave, omit + -gram .] A writing composed of words not having a certain letter or letters; -- as in the Odyssey of Tryphiodorus there was no A in the first book, no B in the second, and so on.
Lipogrammatic Lip`o·gram·mat"ic (-măt"ĭk) adjective [ Greek lipogra`mmatos : confer French lipogrammatique .] Omitting a letter; composed of words not having a certain letter or letters; as, lipogrammatic writings.
Lipogrammatist Lip`o·gram"ma·tist (-grăm"mȧ*tĭst) noun [ Confer French lipogrammatiste .] One who makes a lipogram.
Lipoma Li·po"ma (lĭ*pō"mȧ) noun [ New Latin , from Greek li`pos fat + - oma .] (Medicine) A tumor consisting of fat or adipose tissue. -- Li*pom"a*tous (- pŏm"ȧ*tŭs) adjective
Lipothymic Li`po·thym"ic (lī`po*thĭm"ĭk) adjective [ Greek leipoqymiko`s , lipoqymiko`s .] Tending to swoon; fainting. [ Written also leipothymic .]
Lipothymous Li·poth"y·mous (li*pŏth"ĭ*mŭs) adjective [ Greek lei`pein to leave, to lack + qymo`s soul, life.] Pertaining, or given, to swooning; fainting.
Lipothymy Li·poth"y·my (-mȳ) noun [ Greek lipoqymi`a : confer French lipothymie .] A fainting; a swoon. Jer. Taylor.
Lipped Lipped (lĭpt) adjective 1. Having a lip or lips; having a raised or rounded edge resembling the lip; -- often used in composition; as, thick -lipped , thin -lipped , etc. 2. (Botany) Labiate.
Lippitude Lip"pi·tude (lĭp"pĭ*tūd) noun [ Latin lippitudo , from lippus blear- eyed: confer French lippitude .] Soreness of eyes; the state of being blear-eyed; blearedness.
Lipse Lipse (lĭps) intransitive verb To lisp. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Lipyl Lip"yl (lĭp"ĭl) noun [ Greek li`pos fat + -yl .] (Chemistry) A hypothetical radical of glycerin. [ Obsolete] Berzelius.
Lipæmia Li·pæ"mi·a (lĭ*pē"mĭ*ȧ) noun [ New Latin , from Greek li`pos fat + a"i^ma blood.] (Medicine) A condition in which fat occurs in the blood.
Liquable Liq"ua·ble (lĭk"wȧ*b'l) adjective [ Latin liquabilis . See Liquate , intransitive verb ] Capable of being melted.
Liquate Li"quate (lī"kwāt) intransitive verb [ Latin liquatus , past participle of liquare to melt.] To melt; to become liquid. [ Obsolete] Woodward.
Liquate Li"quate transitive verb (Metal.) To separate by fusion, as a more fusible from a less fusible material.
Liquation Li·qua"tion (li*kwā"shŭn) noun [ Latin liquatio : confer French liquation .] 1. The act or operation of making or becoming liquid; also, the capacity of becoming liquid. 2. (Metal.) The process of separating, by heat, an easily fusible metal from one less fusible; eliquation.
Liquefacient Liq`ue·fa"cient (lĭk`we*fā"sh e nt) noun [ Latin liquefaciens , present participle of liquefacere . See Liquefy .] 1. That which serves to liquefy. 2. (Medicine) An agent, as mercury, iodine, etc., which promotes the liquefying processes of the system, and increases the secretions.
Liquefaction Liq`ue·fac"tion (-făk"shŭn) noun [ Latin liquefactio : confer French liquéfaction . See Liquefy .] 1. The act or operation of making or becoming liquid; especially, the conversion of a solid into a liquid by the sole agency of heat. 2. The state of being liquid. 3. (Chem. Physics) The act, process, or method, of reducing a gas or vapor to a liquid by means of cold or pressure; as, the liquefaction of oxygen or hydrogen.
Liquefiable Liq"ue·fi`a·ble (lĭk"we*fī`ȧ*b'l) adjective [ Confer French liquéfiable . See Liquefy .] Capable of being changed from a solid to a liquid state.
Liquefier Liq"ue·fi`er (-ẽr) noun That which liquefies.
Liquefy Liq"ue·fy (-fī) transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Liquefied (-fīd); present participle & verbal noun Liquefying (- fī`ĭng).] [ French liquéfier , Latin liquere to be liquid + facere , -ficare (in comp.), to make. See Liquid , and -fy .] To convert from a solid form to that of a liquid; to melt; to dissolve; and technically, to melt by the sole agency of heat.
Liquefy Liq"ue·fy intransitive verb To become liquid.
Liquescency Li·ques"cen·cy (li*kwĕs"s e n*sȳ) noun [ See Liquescent .] The quality or state of being liquescent. Johnson.
Liquescent Li·ques"cent (-s e nt) adjective [ Latin liquescens , present participle of liquescere to become liquid, incho. from liquere to be liquid.] Tending to become liquid; inclined to melt; melting.
Liqueur Li`queur" (le`kẽr") noun [ French See Liquor .] An aromatic alcoholic cordial. » Some liqueurs are prepared by infusing certain woods, fruits, or flowers, in either water or alcohol, and adding sugar, etc. Others are distilled from aromatic or flavoring agents.
[ Latin liquidus
, from liquere
to be fluid or liquid; confer Sanskrit rī
to ooze, drop, lī
to melt.] 1. Flowing freely like water; fluid; not solid.
Yea, though he go upon the plane and liquid water which will receive no step. Tyndale. 2. (Physics) Being in such a state that the component parts move freely among themselves, but do not tend to separate from each other as the particles of gases and vapors do; neither solid nor aëriform; as, liquid mercury, in distinction from mercury solidified or in a state of vapor. 3. Flowing or sounding smoothly or without abrupt transitions or harsh tones.
melody." Crashaw. 4. Pronounced without any jar or harshness; smooth; as, l and r are liquid letters. 5. Fluid and transparent; as, the liquid air. 6. Clear; definite in terms or amount.
[ Obsolete] "Though the debt should be entirely liquid
." Ayliffe. Liquid glass
. See Soluble glass , under Glass .
Liquid Liq"uid noun 1. A substance whose parts change their relative position on the slightest pressure, and therefore retain no definite form; any substance in the state of liquidity; a fluid that is not aëriform. » Liquid and fluid are terms often used synonymously, but fluid has the broader signification. All liquids are fluids, but many fluids, as air and the gases, are not liquids. 2. (Phon.) A letter which has a smooth, flowing sound, or which flows smoothly after a mute; as, l and r , in bla , bra . M and n also are called liquids . Liquid measure , a measure, or system of measuring, for liquids, by the gallon, quart, pint, gill, etc.
Liquid air Liq"uid air (Physics) A transparent limpid liquid, slightly blue in color, consisting of a mixture of liquefied oxygen and nitrogen. It is prepared by subjecting air to great pressure and then cooling it by its own expansion to a temperature below the boiling point of its constituents (N -194Â° C; O - 183Â° C.).
Liquidambar Liq"uid·am`bar (lĭk"wĭd*ăm`bẽr) noun [ Liquid + amber .] 1. (Botany) A genus consisting of two species of tall trees having star- shaped leaves, and woody burlike fruit. Liquidambar styraciflua is the North American sweet qum , and Latin Orientalis is found in Asia Minor. 2. The balsamic juice which is obtained from these trees by incision. The liquid balsam of the Oriental tree is liquid storax .
Liquidamber Liq"uid·am`ber noun See Liquidambar .
(lĭk"wĭ*dāt) transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Liquidated
(- dā`tĕd); present participle & verbal noun Liquidating
.] [ Late Latin liquidatus
, past participle of liquidare
to liquidate, from Latin liquidus
liquid, clear. See Liquid
.] 1. (Law) To determine by agreement or by litigation the precise amount of (indebtedness); or, where there is an indebtedness to more than one person, to determine the precise amount of (each indebtedness); to make the amount of (an indebtedness) clear and certain.
A debt or demand is liquidated whenever the amount due is agreed on by the parties, or fixed by the operation of law. 15 Ga. Rep. 321.
If our epistolary accounts were fairly liquidated , I believe you would be brought in considerable debtor. Chesterfield. 2. In an extended sense: To ascertain the amount, or the several amounts, of , and apply assets toward the discharge of (an indebtedness). Abbott. 3. To discharge; to pay off, as an indebtedness.
Friburg was ceded to Zurich by Sigismund to liquidate a debt of a thousand florins. W. Coxe. 4. To make clear and intelligible.
Time only can liquidate the meaning of all parts of a compound system. A. Hamilton. 5. To make liquid.
[ Obsolete] Liquidated damages (Law)
, damages the amount of which is fixed or ascertained. Abbott.
Liquidation Liq`ui·da"tion (lĭk`wĭ*dā"shŭn) noun [ Confer French liquidation .] The act or process of liquidating; the state of being liquidated. To go into liquidation (Law) , to turn over to a trustee one's assets and accounts, in order that the several amounts of one's indebtedness may be authoritatively ascertained, and that the assets may be applied toward their discharge.
Liquidator Liq"ui·da`tor (lĭk"wĭ*dā`tẽr) noun [ Confer French liquidateur .] 1. One who, or that which, liquidates. 2. An officer appointed to conduct the winding up of a company, to bring and defend actions and suits in its name, and to do all necessary acts on behalf of the company. [ Eng.] Mozley & W.
Liquidity Li·quid"i·ty (lĭ*kwĭd"ĭ*tȳ) noun [ Latin liquiditas , from liquidus liquid: confer F. liquidité .] The state or quality of being liquid.
Liquidize Liq"uid·ize (lĭk"wĭd*īz) transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Liquidized (- īzd); present participle & verbal noun Liquidizing (- ī`zĭng).] To render liquid.
Liquidly Liq"uid·ly adverb In a liquid manner; flowingly.
Liquidness Liq"uid·ness noun The quality or state of being liquid; liquidity; fluency.
Liquor Liq"uor (lĭk"ẽr) noun [ Middle English licour , licur , Old French licur , French liqueur , from Latin liquor , from liquere to be liquid. See Liquid , and confer Liqueur .] 1. Any liquid substance, as water, milk, blood, sap, juice, or the like. 2. Specifically, alcoholic or spirituous fluid, either distilled or fermented, as brandy, wine, whisky, beer, etc. 3. (Pharm.) A solution of a medicinal substance in water; -- distinguished from tincture and aqua . » The U. S. Pharmacopœia includes, in this class of preparations, all aqueous solutions without sugar, in which the substance acted on is wholly soluble in water, excluding those in which the dissolved matter is gaseous or very volatile, as in the aquæ or waters. U. S. Disp. Labarraque's liquor (Old Chem.) , a solution of an alkaline hypochlorite, as sodium hypochlorite, used in bleaching and as a disinfectant. -- Liquor of flints , or Liquor silicum (Old Chem.) , soluble glass; -- so called because formerly made from powdered flints. See Soluble glass , under Glass . -- Liquor of Libavius . (Old Chem.) See Fuming liquor of Libavius , under Fuming . -- Liquor sanguinis (săn"gwĭn*ĭs) (Physiol.) , the blood plasma. -- Liquor thief , a tube for taking samples of liquor from a cask through the bung hole. -- To be in liquor , to be intoxicated.
Liquor Liq"uor transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Liquored
(-ẽrd); present participle & verbal noun Liquoring
.] 1. To supply with liquor.
[ R.] 2. To grease.
[ Obsolete] Bacon.
Liquor fishermen's boots. Shak.
Liquorice Liq"uor·ice (lĭk"ẽr*ĭs) noun See Licorice .
Liquorish Liq"uor·ish adjective See Lickerish . [ Obsolete] Shak.
Liquorous Liq"uor·ous (-ŭs) adjective Eagerly desirous. See Lickerish . [ Obsolete] Marston.
; plural Lire
(-ra). [ Italian , from Latin libra
the Roman pound. Confer Livre
.] An Italian coin equivalent in value to the French franc.
Lirella Li·rel"la (li*rĕl"lȧ) noun [ New Latin , dim. of Latin lira a furrow.] (Botany) A linear apothecium furrowed along the middle; the fruit of certain lichens.
Lirelliform Li·rel"li·form (-lĭ*fôrm) adjective [ Lirella + -form .] (Botany) Like a lirella. [ Written also lirellæform .]
; plural Liriodendra
(- drȧ). [ New Latin , from Greek lei`rion
lily + de`ndron
tree.] (Botany) A genus of large and very beautiful trees of North America, having smooth, shining leaves, and handsome, tuliplike flowers; tulip tree; whitewood; -- called also canoewood . Liriodendron tulipifera is the only extant species, but there were several others in the Cretaceous epoch.