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

Definition of liquescent

: 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, "Where will the next pandemic come from?," 15 Oct. 2012

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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