- 1. Not readily convertible into *cash. Examples of illiquid items include *fixed assets and some types of *current asset, such as inventory (which by convention is excluded from the *acid test ratio, a key liquidity measure). Contrast *liquid. 2. Without sufficient cash resources to meet *current liabilities.
Auditor's dictionary. 2014.
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illiquid — (adj.) 1690s, from IL (Cf. il ) not + LIQUID (Cf. liquid) in the financial sense … Etymology dictionary
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