deliquescent

adjective del·i·ques·cent \ -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

deliquescence

play \-sᵊn(t)s\ noun

Origin and Etymology of deliquescent

Latin deliquescent-, deliquescens, present participle of deliquescere


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deliquescent

adjective del·i·ques·cent \ -ᵊnt \

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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