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1‘he designed instruments to measure the flow of fluids’
liquid, watery substance, moisture, solution, juice, sap
gas, gaseous substance, vapour
1‘in fluid magmas, these gas bubbles can expand freely’
flowing, able to flow easily
liquid, liquefied, melted, molten, uncongealed, running
2‘at this stage his plans were still fluid’
adaptable, flexible, adjustable, open-ended, open, open to change, changeable, not fixed, not settled, variable, versatile
3‘take advantage of our fluid state to let us know what you think the magazine should look like’
fluctuating, changeable, likely to change, subject to change, unsteady, shifting, ever-shifting, mobile, inconstant
unstable, unsettled, turbulent, volatile, mercurial, protean, kaleidoscopic, knife-edge, explosive
4‘he stood up in one fluid movement’
free-flowing, flowing, fluent, smooth, effortless, easy, natural, unbroken, uninterrupted, continuous
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