liquescent

adjective
li·​ques·​cent | \ li-ˈkwe-sᵊnt How to pronounce liquescent (audio) \

Definition of liquescent

: being or tending to become liquid : melting

First Known Use of liquescent

circa 1727, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for liquescent

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

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“Liquescent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/liquescent. Accessed 9 Apr. 2020.

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