deliquescent


del·i·ques·cent

adjective \-ˈkwe-sənt\

Definition of DELIQUESCENT

1
:  tending to melt or dissolve; especially :  tending to undergo gradual dissolution and liquefaction by the attraction and absorption of moisture from the air
2
:  having repeated division into branches <elms are deliquescent trees> — compare excurrent 2a
del·i·ques·cence \-sən(t)s\ noun

Origin of DELIQUESCENT

Latin deliquescent-, deliquescens, present participle of deliquescere
First Known Use: 1771

del·i·ques·cent

adjective \-ənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DELIQUESCENT

: tending to melt or dissolve; especially : tending to undergo gradual dissolution and liquefaction by the attraction and absorption of moisture from the air

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