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ˌlɪk wɪˈdeɪ ʃənliq·ui·da·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. liquidation, settlementnoun

    termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities

  2. extermination, liquidationnoun

    the act of exterminating

  3. elimination, liquidationnoun

    the murder of a competitor


  1. liquidationnoun

    The process of converting into cash (or into an asset with high liquidity).

  2. liquidationnoun

    The selling of the assets of a business as part of the process of dissolving the business.

    The store is having a liquidation sale, everything must go as they go out of business.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Liquidationnoun

    the act or process of liquidating; the state of being liquidated

    Etymology: [Cf. F. liquidation.]


  1. Liquidation

    In law, liquidation is the process by which a company is brought to an end, and the assets and property of the company redistributed. Liquidation is also sometimes referred to as winding-up or dissolution, although dissolution technically refers to the last stage of liquidation. The process of liquidation also arises when customs, an authority or agency in a country responsible for collecting and safeguarding customs duties, determines the final computation or ascertainment of the duties or drawback accruing on an entry. Liquidation may either be compulsory or voluntary.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of liquidation in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of liquidation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of liquidation in a Sentence

  1. Alf Lees:

    The best thing would be for SAA to go into liquidation and stop the bleeding. The impact on the economy would be minimal as other airlines would quickly fill the gap.

  2. Joel Ng:

    If highly leveraged offshore and marine companies are unable to raise capital from equity markets, then they will be left with very little other options other than to file for liquidation or for judicial management.

  3. Elio Pace:

    That was quite extraordinary, to be in a position to have to perform to people, with them knowing the cruise line has gone into liquidation, this was a shock to everybody when we got the announcement on Wednesday.

  4. Winston Churchill:

    I have not become the Kings First Minister in order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire.

  5. Phil Davis:

    It's stop-loss technical selling combined with sheer liquidation by those fearing we'll soon be swimming in oil again, we've had crude builds during the summer, when we were supposed to be having runaway draws from record driving.

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    used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
    • A. ambidextrous
    • B. aculeate
    • C. eminent
    • D. butch

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