[lik-wi-deyt] /ˈlɪk wɪˌdeɪt/
verb (used with object), liquidated, liquidating.
to settle or pay (a debt):
to liquidate a claim.
to reduce (accounts) to order; determine the amount of (indebtedness or damages).
to convert (inventory, securities, or other assets) into cash.
to get rid of, especially by killing:
to liquidate the enemies of the regime.
to break up or do away with:
to liquidate a partnership.
verb (used without object), liquidated, liquidating.
to liquidate debts or accounts; go into .
(transitive) to convert (assets) into cash
(transitive) to eliminate or kill
1570s, “to reduce to order, to set out clearly” (of accounts), from Late Latin or Medieval Latin liquidatus, past participle of liquidare “to melt, make liquid or clear, clarify,” from Latin liquidus (see liquid). Sense of “clear away” (a debt) first recorded 1755. The meaning “wipe out, kill” is from 1924, possibly from Russian likvidirovat. Related: Liquidated; liquidating.
[1924+; based on Russian likvidirovat, ”liquidate, wind up”]
[lik-wi-dey-ter] /ˈlɪk wɪˌdeɪ tər/ noun 1. a person who assets, especially one authorized to do so by a court of law. 2. an official appointed by a court of law to direct the of a business. /ˈlɪkwɪˌdeɪtə/ noun 1. a person assigned to supervise the liquidation of a business concern and whose legal authorization, rights, […]
[lik-wi-dey-shuh n] /ˌlɪk wɪˈdeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the process of realizing upon assets and of discharging liabilities in concluding the affairs of a business, estate, etc. 2. the process of converting securities or commodities into cash. 3. the state of being : an estate in liquidation. /ˌlɪkwɪˈdeɪʃən/ noun 1. 2. destruction; elimination n. 1570s, noun […]
noun, Navigation. 1. .
- Liquid crack
noun phrase : 40-ounce bottles of malt liquor sometimes have a nickname among the young people who drink them dry in one sitting: ”liquid crack” (1990s+)