flu´id|ness

flu|id «FLOO ihd», noun, adjective.
–n.
any liquid or gas; something that will flow. Water, mercury, air, and oxygen are fluids. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under liquid. (Cf.liquid)
–adj.
1. like a liquid or gas; flowing: »

She poured the fluid mass of hot candy into a dish to harden.

2. of or having to do with fluids.
3. Figurative. changing easily; not fixed, firm, or stable: »

The general reported that the situation on the battlefield was still fluid.

4. Figurative. flowing smoothly; fluent.
5. liquid: »

fluid assets.

[< Latin fluidus < fluere to flow]
flu´id|ly, adverb.
flu´id|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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