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Liquid

In context of securities, easily traded or converted to cash.
In context of a corporation, the state of having enough cash and cash equivalents to cover short-term obligations.

Liquidity

Easy convertibility into cash. A liquid asset or security can be easily bought or sold with little or no impact on price. Most methods of counting money supply include some highly liquid investments such as certificates of deposit. Liquid assets and investments are highly desirable as they may be sold to allow an investor to enter other investments as they arise. On exchanges, liquid investments usually have low bid-ask spreads. See also: Illiquid, Liquidity preference hypothesis.

liquid

1. Of, relating to, or being an asset that may be bought or sold in a short period of time with relatively small price changes engendered by the transaction. A U.S. Treasury bill is an example of a very liquid asset. (Many issues of municipal bonds are not very liquid.) Compare illiquid.
2. Of, relating to, or being an investment position in which most of the assets are in money or near money. This kind of position generally earns a relatively low return but allows the investor to take advantage of other investment opportunities.
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Unless you are at least 30 to 50 percent above your recommended weight, those ultra-low-calorie liquid diets, such as the highly publicized one used by talk-show host Oprah Winfrey, are definitely not for you.
FOR years, experts dismissed liquid diets as ineffective quick fixes but research now suggests they could bring lasting results - and may even reverse diabetes.
He also gives his patients an easy to follow liquid diet plan to maximise weight loss results.
The daughter of Resident A told the hearing that a Speech and Language Therapy team (SALT) had recommended her mother be put on a liquid diet - which she did not like.
If that approach was ineffective, patients were instructed to follow a 1,000-1,500-kcal liquid diet.
The Archbishop of York has given up a family holiday in Salzburg, Austria, to sleep rough and live on a liquid diet to raise awareness and lead prayers for the conflict between Israel and Lebanon.
Two front teeth had to be removed and he was on a liquid diet for a time.
The weight-loss program consisted of a low-calorie, liquid diet that probably isn't practical for widespread use, she noted.
January 1: Cigs: 60 (tense evening), alcohol units: ha, ha, ha, calories: hard to measure when on liquid diet.
Their program takes detoxers from a plant-based diet (in week one) to a live food diet (week two) to a liquid diet.
Those who were able to tolerate a liquid diet were continued on an oral broad-spectrum antibiotic for a minimum of 1 week.