1、词根liquid-由原始含义引申为：make liquid or clear, clarify.
2、liquid- + -ate.
3. which goes back to a metaphorical sense of Latin liquere, 'be clear' – thus 'clear a debt'.
- liquidate (v.)
- 1570s, "to reduce to order, to set out clearly" (of accounts), from Late Latin or Medieval Latin liquidatus, past participle of liquidare "to melt, make liquid or clear, clarify," from Latin liquidus (see liquid). Sense of "clear away" (a debt) first recorded 1755. The meaning "wipe out, kill" is from 1924, possibly from Russian likvidirovat. Related: Liquidated; liquidating.
- 1. They're likely to hold big fire sales to liquidate their inventory.
- 2. They have not hesitated in the past to liquidate their rivals.
- 3. The government tried to liquidate the rebel movement and failed.
- 4. Hitler tried to liquidate the Jews in Germany.
- 5. A unanimous vote was taken to liquidate the company.
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