Liquid

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Description

A state of matter defined by its ability to flow without separating. A liquid will take the shape of any container in which it is placed. Liquids have a constant volume and are relatively incompressible. A liquid heated to its boiling point, is in equilibrium with its gaseous state. A liquid cooled to its freezing point is in equilibrium with its solid state.

Synonyms and Related Terms

liquids

Sources Checked for Data in Record

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