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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (culinary)
a. to blend
Licúe los ingredientes hasta lograr una pasta.Blend the ingredients together until smooth.
b. to liquefy
Para hacer jugo verde mexicano, hay que licuar un nopal, media piña, apio y perejil.To make Mexican "green juice," you need to liquefy a cactus paddle, half a pineapple, celery, and parsley.
c. to liquidize (United Kingdom)
Me gusta licuar las verduras para hacer un batido.I like to liquidize vegetables to make smoothies.
2. (chemistry)
a. to liquefy
En este laboratorio licuan el gas natural.In this laboratory they liquefy natural gas.
3. (to liquefy by heating)
a. to melt
El calor del sol está licuando la nieve de las montañas.The heat of the sun is melting the snow in the mountains.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (chemistry)
a. to liquefy
El gas natural se licúa a los -40°C.Natural gas liquefies at -40°C.
5. (to become liquefied by heat)
a. to melt
El hielo del congelador empezó a licuarse después de varias horas sin electricidad.The ice in the freezer started to melt after some hours with no electricity.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (culinary)
a. to liquidize
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transitive verb
1 (Culin) to blend; liquidize
2 (Física) (Química) to liquefy; turn into liquid; [+nieve] to melt
pronominal verb
licuarse (Física) (Química) to liquefy
Esos residuos tienden a licuarse por efecto del calor.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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