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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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1 tbsp honey 1 Place all the ingredients in a liquidiser or food processor and blend until smooth.
THIS neat liquidiser has a 300-watt motor,1-litre capacity, single-speed setting and pulse control.
Method Blend celery, leek and thyme in a food liquidiser and put in a muslin cloth with the thyme and broken-up Parmesan.
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.
Not only are there the usual dirty nappy gags, but we even see the babies handling a liquidiser and throwing knives.
If the mix splits, you can always bring it back to a smooth consistency by using a liquidiser or a hand blender.
Pure each type of fruit separately in a blender or liquidiser with 1tbs sugar, until really smooth.
Blueberry Smoothie Blend together 175g (6oz) blueberries, a banana, a 150g carton of low fat natural yogurt and 300ml ( 1/2 pint) skimmed milk in a liquidiser until smooth and serve immediately.
Bring the liquid up to the boil, remove and pour carefully into a liquidiser.
Place the mango and yoghurt into a liquidiser and blitz until smooth.