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 sense 2a

Other Words from deliquescent

deliquescence \ -​sᵊn(t)s \ noun

First Known Use of deliquescent

1771, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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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