effloresce


ef·flo·resce

intransitive verb \ˌe-flə-ˈres\
ef·flo·rescedef·flo·resc·ing

Definition of EFFLORESCE

1
:  to burst forth :  bloom
2
a :  to change to a powder from loss of water of crystallization
b :  to form or become covered with a powdery crust <bricks may effloresce owing to the deposition of soluble salts>

Examples of EFFLORESCE

  1. <created an artificial environment in which plants grew and effloresced regardless of season>

Origin of EFFLORESCE

Latin efflorescere, from ex- + florescere to begin to blossom — more at florescence
First Known Use: 1775

Related to EFFLORESCE

Synonyms
blossom, blow, burgeon (also bourgeon), bloom, flower, unfold

ef·flo·resce

intransitive verb \ˌef-lə-ˈres\   (Medical Dictionary)
ef·flo·rescedef·flo·resc·ing

Medical Definition of EFFLORESCE

: to change to a powder from loss of water of crystallization

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