effloresce

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verb ef·flo·resce \ˌe-flə-ˈres\

Definition of effloresce

effloresced

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efflorescing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to burst forth :  bloom

  3. 2a :  to change to a powder from loss of water of crystallizationb :  to form or become covered with a powdery crust bricks may effloresce owing to the deposition of soluble salts

Examples of effloresce in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of effloresce

Latin efflorescere, from ex- + florescere to begin to blossom — more at florescence


First Known Use: 1775


Medical Dictionary

effloresce

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intransitive verb ef·flo·resce \ˌef-lə-ˈres\

Medical Definition of effloresce

effloresced

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efflorescing

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



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