One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A substance that has no fixed shape and yields easily to external pressure; a gas or (especially) a liquid.‘we all need several glasses of fluid a day’‘a cleaning fluid’
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- ‘The bakery owners later gave up their lease after it emerged that the liquid had in fact been body fluids from the two men.’
- ‘Kochin's research was on meteorology, gas dynamics and shock waves in compressible fluids.’
- ‘The main aim of the treatment is to replace the lost fluids and electrolytes in the body.’
- ‘The fluids that precipitated the veins were a likely source for some of the iron that formed the hematite.’
- ‘I was on a drip because obviously I had no fluids in my body, the only liquid was alcohol.’
- ‘Detectives later confirmed that the stains had been caused by body fluids.’
- ‘Replacing these lost fluids is essential if the body is to be kept in balance and dehydration avoided.’
- ‘However, Hepatitis B is easily transmitted by contact with blood and other body fluids.’
- ‘Large volumes of fluids may be infused, and these intravenous fluids should be warmed.’
- ‘He found that more ion-rich pore fluids caused an increase in angle of friction.’
- ‘Deep down within fluids or aquifers volatilization is not an important transport process.’
- ‘These faults are presumably acting as pathways for the fluids involved in the formation of gas hydrates.’
- ‘What is known is that it secretes prostatic fluid, one of the five main fluids that make up semen.’
- ‘Gold can form soluble compounds with these substances and so the fluids will leach it out of rocks.’
- ‘I believe that by doing this it helps to drive all the vital fluids around the body.’
- ‘Aim to drink at least half of your daily fluids as water and other hydrating fluids.’
- ‘The main benefit from drinking toast water would, however, be the replacement of body fluids.’
- ‘After condensation, the fluids are drawn back to the areas that are in need of cooling.’
- ‘It can be used for febrile diseases where the heat is burning up the fluids of the body.’
- ‘Intravenous fluids dramatically improved his condition and restored his body weight.’
1(of a substance) able to flow easily.‘the paint is more fluid than tube watercolors’‘a fluid medium’
- 1.1 Not settled or stable; likely or able to change.‘our plans are still fluid’‘the fluid political situation of the 1930s’
- 1.2 Smoothly elegant or graceful.‘her movements were fluid and beautiful to watch’
- 1.3 (of a clutch or coupling) using a liquid to transmit power.
- 1.1 Not settled or stable; likely or able to change.
Late Middle English (as an adjective): from French fluide or Latin fluidus, from fluere ‘to flow’.
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