Liquefaction meaning

lĭk'wə-făk'shən
The process of liquefying.
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The act or process of turning a gas into a liquid. Liquefaction is usually achieved by compression of vapors (provided the temperature of the gas is below the critical temperature), by refrigeration, or by adiabatic expansion.
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The state of being liquefied.
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A liquefying or being liquefied.
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The process by which sediment that is very wet starts to behave like a liquid. Liquefaction occurs because of the increased pore pressure and reduced effective stress between solid particles generated by the presence of liquid. It is often caused by severe shaking, especially that associated with earthquakes.
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Process of, or state of having been, made liquid.
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Origin of liquefaction

  • Middle English liquefaccion from Old French liquefacion from Late Latin liquefactiō liquefactiōn- from Latin liquefactus past participle of liquefacere to make liquid liquefy
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition