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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.


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.


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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Check the pepper and onion are soft, then allow to cool for 5 minutes and liquidise.
Remove from the heat and use a hand-held blender and liquidise until smooth.
Liquidise soup and put mixture through a fine sieve.
3) Liquidise, garnish with sage leaves and serve piping hot with crusty bread.
3) Liquidise and pass through a sieve then add the milk and cream.
Finally add the stock, simmer for a further five minutes and then liquidise.