- (transitive) To make into a liquid.
We'll liquefy this rock by heating it in a furnace until it melts and flows out.
1878 March 12, Gaston Tissandier, “Liquefaction of Gases”, in Popular Science Monthly:
- Faraday succeeded in liquefying a certain number of gases by compression and refrigeration, but there still remained a number that proved absolutely refractory to the most powerful agencies; hence these gases were called permanent. […] A retired manufacturer, who at the same time is a distinguished man of science, M. Cailletet, has subdued the permanent gases, having succeeded in liquefying and solidifying them.
2007, May Jideofo, Healthier Alternatives: Low Saturated Fat African Cooking and Recipes, Ukwa (Breadfruit Beans), page 38:
- Place crayfish and fresh pepper in a blender, add small water, liquefy and cook for 20 minutes or until tender.
- (intransitive) To become liquid.
The substance liquefied upon heating.
- (to make liquid): vaporize
make into a liquid