Definition of "liquefaction" []

  • The process of liquefying. (noun)
  • The state of being liquefied. (noun)
  • (esp of a gas) to become or cause to become liquid (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "liquefaction" in a sentence
  • ""It is extremely difficult to get around owing to what they call 'liquefaction' of the ground and sink holes.""
  • "Along the Rose Canyon Fault is something scientists called liquefaction, which is when the ground is considered sandy or soft and it acts like gelatin during an earthquake."
  • "Experts said another anticipated fallout from the liquefaction is a decline in Urayasu's property prices."