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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Late Latin
Origin: , past participle of liquidare 'to melt', from Latin liquidus; LIQUID2

liquidate

verb
     
Related topics: Loans
liq‧ui‧date
1 [intransitive and transitive]BFL to close a business or company and sell the things that belong to it, in order to pay its debts
2 [transitive] technicalBFL to pay a debt:
The stock was sold to liquidate the loan.
3 [transitive] informal to kill someone or destroy something that is causing a problem

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