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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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We have got students from Aston University who will produce the cable and that means we can link up any bike and a liquidiser, even a child's bike
1 tbsp honey 1 Place all the ingredients in a liquidiser or food processor and blend until smooth.
Place the tomato soup in a liquidiser, add the roasted tomatoes and whizz, then spoon into bowls.
THIS neat liquidiser has a 300-watt motor,1-litre capacity, single-speed setting and pulse control.
4 Add in the Alpro Coconut Cuisine and kale (keeping 20g to garnish) and cook for a further two minutes before blitzing until smooth using a stick blender or liquidiser.
2 Puree the strawberries and raspberries in a liquidiser or food processor then press through a sieve.
Alternatively mix all the ingredients together in a liquidiser.
Project X ends up as a high octane mixture of Trainspotting, Acid House, It's All Gone Pete Tong and Jackass - four dangerous ingredients blended in a liquidiser and then heated on full power in a metallic dish until the microwave door blows off.
If the mix splits, you can always bring it back to a smooth consistency by using a liquidiser or a hand blender.
Gateshead Mayor Joe Mitchinson also got in on the act by making his own fruit smoothie by pedaling as fast as he could on a bike with a liquidiser attached.
Smoothie 1 8oz white grape juice 1 large banana 2 teaspoons vanilla essence 2 tablespoons Greek yoghurt Smoothie 2 8oz cranberry juice 80-100g frozen raspberries 3 handfuls of porridge oats 2 tablespoons Greek yoghurt Smoothie 3 8oz apple juice 1 large ripe pear or tinned pear would be sweeter and easier this time of year 3 inches of cucumber 1 inch of fresh ginger 2 tablespoons Greek yoghurt Method The method is the same, so put all the ingredients in a liquidiser and whiz smooth.
Blend the soup in a liquidiser or food processor until smooth.