fluid


fluid
fluid [flo͞o′id]
adj.
[ME < L fluidus < fluere, to flow: see FLUCTUATE]
1. that can flow; not solid; able to move and change shape without separating when under pressure
2. of a fluid or fluids
3. like a fluid; that can change rapidly or easily; not settled or fixed [fluid plans]
4. marked by or using graceful movements
5. available for investment [fluid capital]
6. available as cash [fluid assets]
n.
1. any substance that can flow; liquid or gas
2. a liquid in the body
fluidic [flo͞o id′ik]
adj.
fluidity
n.
fluidness
fluidly
adv.

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