Liquidate Definition

liquidated, liquidates, liquidating
liquidated, liquidates, liquidating
To settle by agreement or legal process the amount of (indebtedness, damages, etc.)
Webster's New World
To settle the affairs of (a business firm, for example) by determining the liabilities and applying the assets to their discharge.
American Heritage
To pay or settle (a debt)
Webster's New World
To liquidate debts, accounts, etc.
Webster's New World
To convert (holdings or assets) into cash.
Webster's New World

Origin of Liquidate

  • Late Latin liquidāre liquidāt- to melt from Latin liquidus liquid liquid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin liquidus (“liquid, clear"). The sense "to kill" comes from Russian likviditet.

    From Wiktionary

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