liquidate

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Etymology[edit]

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

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liquidate (third-person singular simple present liquidates, present participle liquidating, simple past and past participle liquidated)

  1. (transitive) To settle (a debt) by paying the outstanding amount.
    • W. Coxe
      Friburg was ceded to Zurich by Sigismund to liquidate a debt of a thousand florins.
  2. (transitive) To settle the affairs of (a company), by using its assets to pay its debts.
  3. (transitive) To convert (assets) into cash.
  4. (transitive) To do away with.
  5. (transitive) To kill.
  6. (law, transitive) To determine by agreement or by litigation the precise amount of (indebtedness); to make the amount of (a debt) clear and certain.
    • 15 Ga. Rep. 821
      A debt or demand is liquidated whenever the amount due is agreed on by the parties, or fixed by the operation of law.
    • Chesterfield
      If our epistolary accounts were fairly liquidated, I believe you would be brought in considerably debtor.
  7. (obsolete, transitive) To make clear and intelligible.
    • A. Hamilton
      Time only can liquidate the meaning of all parts of a compound system.
  8. (obsolete, transitive) To make liquid.

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liquidate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of liquidare
  2. second-person plural imperative of liquidare
  3. feminine plural of liquidato