liquescent

adjective

li·​ques·​cent li-ˈkwe-sᵊnt How to pronounce liquescent (audio)
: being or tending to become liquid : melting

Examples of liquescent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Piles of dead and liquescent bats seemed a bad sign, potentially invalidating the hypothesis that Rousettus aegyptiacus might be a reservoir host of Marburg. David Quammen, Popular Science, 15 Oct. 2012

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Word History

Etymology

Latin liquescent-, liquescens, present participle of liquescere to become fluid, inchoative of liquēre

First Known Use

circa 1727, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of liquescent was circa 1727

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Cite this Entry

“Liquescent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/liquescent. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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