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Definition of "semisolid" []

  • Intermediate in properties, especially in rigidity, between solids and liquids. (adjective)
  • A semisolid substance, such as a stiff dough or firm gelatin. (noun)

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.

Use "semisolid" in a sentence
  • "A process that uses algae-based gellifiers and calcium carbonate to turn liquids into semisolid globules, spherification is one of the signature techniques of elBulli."
  • "Agar-agar can turn most any liquid into something semisolid and, unlike gelatin, will maintain its texture even when heated."
  • "Mousse cake: In a siphon, Ms. Wong adds a batter made from chocolate, Evian water and egg whites, and freezes the entire mixture until it is chilled and semisolid scoopable, like ice cream."
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