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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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Ingestion of liquid nitrogen can cause severe internal damage.
Linde freezing equipment's proprietary Cryowave Vibratory wave action, which gently tumbles layered products to expose surface areas while they are sprayed with liquid nitrogen, locks in moisture and maximizes yield.
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Sir Alan saysSINCE we featured Peter Dearman's claim that he has invented a pollution-free car that runs on liquid nitrogen, I have been inundated with letters from people with similar claims.
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It requires use of liquid nitrogen or carbon dioxide ([CO.