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Definitions of fluid

  1. smooth and unconstrained in movement; "a long, smooth stride"; "the fluid motion of a cat"; "the liquid grace of a ballerina"; "liquid prose" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. characteristic of a fluid; capable of flowing and easily changing shape Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a continuous amorphous substance that tends to flow and to conform to the outline of its container: a liquid or a gas Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a substance that is fluid at room temperature and pressure Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. subject to change; variable; "a fluid situation fraught with uncertainty"; "everything was unstable following the coup" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. affording change (especially in social status); "Britain is not a truly fluid society"; "upwardly mobile" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. in cash or easily convertible to cash; "liquid (or fluid) assets" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. Having particles which easily move and change their relative position without a separation of the mass, and which easily yield to pressure; capable of flowing; liquid or gaseous. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A fluid substance; a body whose particles move easily among themselves. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Capable of flowing; liquid or gaseous. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A substance which flows. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. 1. Flowing, liquid, gaseous. 2. A non-solid substance, liquid or gas. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  13. Consisting of particles which move and change their relative position without separation on the slightest pressure; capable of flowing; liquid or gaseous; as, water and air are fluid substances. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. A body whose particles on the slightest pressure move and change their relative position without separation; a body which yields to the slightest pressure; a liquid or gas; opposed to a solid; as, air, water, blood, chyle, are fluids. Fluids are divided into liquids, such as water and bodies in the form of water; and gaseous bodies, or aeriform fluids. Liquids have been also termed non-elastic fluids, for although they are not altogether void of elasticity, they possess it only in a small degree. Air and aeriform bodies have been called elastic fluids on account of their great elasticity. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. A liquid or gaseous substance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. Fluidity, fluidness. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. Not solid; liquid or gaseous. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. A liquid or gas. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. That may flow, like water or air; liquid or gaseous. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. A substance whose particles readily move and change their relative position. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. A liquid; anything that flows like water. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. Movable or flowing, as water or air. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. fl[=oo]'id, adj. that flows, as water: liquid or gaseous.--n. a substance in which the particles can move about with greater or less freedom from one part of the body to another.--adjs. FLU'IDAL; FLUID'IC; FLUID'IFORM.--vs.t. FLUID'IFY, FLU'IDISE, to make fluid.--ns. FLU'IDISM; FLUID'ITY, FLU'IDNESS, a liquid or gaseous state.--adv. FLU'IDLY. [Fr.,--L. fluidus, fluid--flu[)e]re, to flow.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  24. The human body is chiefly composed of fluids. If one, weighing 120 pounds, be thoroughly dried in an oven, the remains will be found not to weigh more than 12 or 13 pounds; so that the proportion of fluids to liquids in the body is about 9 or 10 to 1. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  25. (Substance) consisting of particles that move freely among themselves& yield to the slightest pressure (including gases, liquids, & the assumed pervasive imponderable media of electricity &c.); moving readily, not solid or rigid, not stable; liquid constituent or secretion. Hence fluidify v.t. fluidity n. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  26. A liquid or a gas. American pocket medical dictionary.
  27. Having the property of fluidity; as a n., a body whose molecules move easily among themselves, and change their relative positions so that the mass immediately takes the form of a vessel containing it. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  28. n. Any substance, the particles or component parts of which flow or move in any direction without separation—opposed to solid; generally used in the plural to signify water, blood, or other liquid bodies, and gases or other aeriform bodies. Cabinet Dictionary
  29. Having parts easily separable, not solid. Complete Dictionary
  30. In physick, an animal juice; anything that flows. Complete Dictionary

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