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ablution the liquid used in such washing. [1/2 definitions]
acetal a colorless, flammable, volatile liquid compound used as a solvent, in perfumes and cosmetics, in organic synthesis, and to induce hypnosis. [1/2 definitions]
acetic acid a clear, colorless, sour liquid compound that is the main ingredient in vinegar and is used in solvents, acetate fibers, plastics, and other products.
acrylic of or characteristic of the corrosive liquid, acrylic acid. [1/2 definitions]
acrylonitrile a poisonous and carcinogenic liquid that is made into polymers for use as raw material in acrylic fibers.
adsorb to gather (a gas or liquid) to a surface. (Cf. absorb.)
adsorption the condensation or adhesion of a gas, vapor, liquid, or dissolved substance on the surface of a solid or liquid. (Cf. absorption.)
aerate to fill or charge (a liquid) with a gas, esp. carbon dioxide. [1/3 definitions]
aerosol a suspension of liquid or solid particles in a gas. [2 definitions]
afloat flooded with water or other liquid. [1/6 definitions]
airbrush an atomizer used to apply liquid, usu. paint, in a fine spray.
aneroid using no liquid.
aniline an oily, colorless, poisonous liquid used in producing rubber, drugs, and dyes. [1/2 definitions]
anisole a clear aromatic liquid synthesized esp. for use in perfumes.
antifreeze a substance that lowers the freezing point of a liquid such as water, esp. in an automobile radiator.
apothecaries' measure a system of fluid measure used to dispense liquid drugs.
aqueous humor a clear, watery liquid that fills the chambers between the cornea and the lens of the eye.
atomic cocktail (informal) a dose of a liquid, taken orally, that contains a radioactive substance used in the diagnosis or treatment of cancer.
atomizer a device that converts a liquid, esp. a medicine or perfume, into a spray.
baffle to obstruct or deflect the movement of (gases, sound waves, light, liquid, or the like). [2/4 definitions]
banana oil a clear synthetic liquid with a bananalike odor, used as a flavoring or paint solvent, and in the making of lacquers; amyl acetate.