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flo's avatar

Does the word liquefy have anything to do with the word liquid?

Asked by flo (10479points) May 16th, 2017

Is it a form of the word liquid? If so why, and if not why not?
Added:What would a someone who never looked it up say?

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JLeslie's avatar

Yes. Liquefy means to turn something into a liquid.

flo's avatar

@JLeslie I’ve added to the question.

JLeslie's avatar

Anyone who has used a blender would easily figure out what it means if they didn’t just by how it sounds.

flo's avatar

Is it possible in one of the dictionaries (paper form) it has it as it’s own word, not as a form of the word liquid?

ragingloli's avatar

They both derive from the latin “liquidus”, meaning “fluid”.

zenvelo's avatar

Liquify is a verb, liquid is an adjective or a noun. Most well-written, well-organized dictionaries would have them as separate entries.

flo's avatar

Edited:
Spellcheck doesn’t underline it in Google but it’s Liquefy (e not i)

Ok. Is there a site for example the word’s form (something like that) where you enter a word and it tells you that it’s a form of the word x?

flo's avatar

Does it say it’s the form of the word liquid?

kritiper's avatar

Liquid is the state of being liquid. Liquefy is the act of reducing to a liquid state. One is a state of being while the other is the act of processing into a liquid state.

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zenvelo's avatar

@flo Both liquefy and liquify are accepted spellings of the same word.

flo's avatar

I’m not looking for the meaning of the word or what it’s derived from though. I’m looking for what is it the form of the word of according to that dictionary? If a dictionary enters liquefy separately, instead of See Liquid and have it defined there jus like th other forms of the word, it is saying that it’s not a form of the word Liquid.

@zenvelo
Yes I found out after I posted, that they are both correct.

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