Liq´ui`date   Pronunciation: lĭk´wĭ`dāt
v. t.1.(Law) To determine by agreement or by litigation the precise amount of (indebtedness); or, where there is an indebtedness to more than one person, to determine the precise amount of (each indebtedness); to make the amount of (an indebtedness) clear and certain.
[imp. & p. p. Liquidated (-dā`tĕd); p. pr. & vb. n. Liquidating.]
2.In an extended sense: To ascertain the amount, or the several amounts, of, and apply assets toward the discharge of (an indebtedness).
3.To discharge; to pay off or settle, as an indebtedness.
4.To make clear and intelligible.
Time only can liquidate the meaning of all parts of a compound system.
- A. Hamilton.
5.To make liquid.
6.To convert (assets) into cash.
7.To kill; - used mostly of governments or organizations killing their enemies; as, Stalin liquidated many of the Kulaks.
8.To dissolve (an organization); to terminate (an activity).
Liquidated damages
(Law) damages the amount of which is fixed or ascertained.
- Abbott.
Verb1.liquidate - get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing; "The mafia liquidated the informer"; "the double agent was neutralized"
2.liquidate - eliminate by paying off (debts)
Synonyms: pay off
3.liquidate - convert into cash; "I had to liquidate my holdings to pay off my ex-husband"
4.liquidate - settle the affairs of by determining the debts and applying the assets to pay them off; "liquidate a company"
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