[lik-wid-am-ber, lik-wid-am-] /ˈlɪk wɪdˌæm bər, ˌlɪk wɪdˈæm-/
any tree of the genus Liquidambar, including the sweet gum.
the fragrant, yellowish, balsamic liquid exuded by this tree, used in medicine.
Compare (def 2).
any deciduous tree of the hamamelidaceous genus Liquidambar, of Asia and North and Central America, with star-shaped leaves, and exuding a yellow aromatic balsam See also sweet gum
the balsam of this tree, used in medicine See also storax (sense 1)
- Liquid asset
An asset in the form of money, or one that can be converted quickly into money.
[lik-wi-deyt] /ˈlɪk wɪˌdeɪt/ verb (used with object), liquidated, liquidating. 1. to settle or pay (a debt): to liquidate a claim. 2. to reduce (accounts) to order; determine the amount of (indebtedness or damages). 3. to convert (inventory, securities, or other assets) into cash. 4. to get rid of, especially by killing: to liquidate the enemies […]
[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 […]