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deliquescent

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adjective del·i·ques·cent \-ˈkwe-sənt\

Definition of deliquescent

  1. 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. 2 :  having repeated division into branches <elms are deliquescent trees> — compare excurrent 2a

deliquescence play \-sən(t)s\ noun


Origin of deliquescent

Latin deliquescent-, deliquescens, present participle of deliquescere


First Known Use: 1771


Medical Dictionary

deliquescent

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adjective del·i·ques·cent \-ənt\

Medical 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




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