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verb liquidate pronunciation in American English /ˈlɪkwɪˌdeɪt/
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present tense
present participleliquidating
past tenseliquidated
past participleliquidated
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] business to close a business and sell everything that it owns, usually in order to pay money that is owed
    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] to pay money that you owe
      liquidate a loan
  2. 2
    [transitive] informal to kill someone
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