Deliquate
Deliquate Del"i*quate, v. t. To cause to melt away; to dissolve; to consume; to waste. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Dilapidating, or rather deliquating, his bishopric. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]


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  • Deliquate — Del i*quate, v. i. [L. deliquatus, p. p. of deliquare to clear off, de + liquare to make liquid, melt, dissolve.] To melt or be dissolved; to deliquesce. [Obs.] Boyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deliquate — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Deliquiate — De*liq ui*ate, v. i. [L. deliquia a flowing off, a gutter, deliquium a flowing down, fr. deliquare. See {Deliquate}.] To melt and become liquid by absorbing water from the air; to deliquesce. Fourcroy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deliquiate — də̇ˈlikwēˌāt, dēˈ intransitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: alteration of earlier deliquate, from Latin deliquatus, past participle of deliquare to clarify, strain, from de + liquare to melt, liquefy, strain; akin to Latin liquēre to be fluid… …   Useful english dictionary

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