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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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Remove the pan from the heat and liquidise the contents (with a hand blender or in the liquidiser) until smooth and creamy.
Peel the beetroots, and roughly cut into small pieces and liquidise in a food processor or blender.
When the soup has been simmering for an hour, remove it from the heat, then liquidise it if possible.
o Take care not to liquidise bay leaves in the leek and potato soup.
Tips: If you prefer a smooth sauce, liquidise it in a food processor and return to the pan before adding the turkey.
You can partially liquidise the soup for a thicker consistency and it is also worth noting that the soup needs to be eaten right away - it does not store well.
Liquidise then push through a sieve, add enough stock to achieve the required consistency and season with salt and pepper.