Deliquesced
Deliquesce Del`i*quesce", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Deliquesced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deliquescing}.] [L. deliquescere to melt, dissolve; de- + liquescere to become fluid, melt, fr. liquere to be fluid. See {Liquid}.] (Chem.) To dissolve gradually and become liquid by attracting and absorbing moisture from the air, as certain salts, acids, and alkalies.

In very moist air crystals of strontites deliquesce. --Black. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • deliquesced — del·i·quesce || ‚delɪ kwes v. become a liquid; melt …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Deliquesce — Del i*quesce , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Deliquesced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deliquescing}.] [L. deliquescere to melt, dissolve; de + liquescere to become fluid, melt, fr. liquere to be fluid. See {Liquid}.] (Chem.) To dissolve gradually and become liquid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deliquescing — Deliquesce Del i*quesce , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Deliquesced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deliquescing}.] [L. deliquescere to melt, dissolve; de + liquescere to become fluid, melt, fr. liquere to be fluid. See {Liquid}.] (Chem.) To dissolve gradually and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deliquesce — /del i kwes /, v.i., deliquesced, deliquescing. 1. to become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air, as certain salts. 2. to melt away. 3. Bot. to form many small divisions or branches. [1750 60; < L deliquescere to become liquid, equiv. to de …   Universalium

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  • melted — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. softened, thawed, molten, liquefied, dwindled, deliquesced, run away, rendered, fused, blended, merged, wasted away, disintegrated, vanished, decreased, diminished, tempered, abated, mitigated, mollified, relaxed …   English dictionary for students

  • fluid — adj *liquid Analogous words: liquefied, melted, fused, deliquesced or deliquescent (see corresponding verbs at LIQUEFY) fluid n liquid (see under LIQUID adj) Antonyms: solid …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • liquefy — liquefy, melt, deliquesce, fuse, thaw are comparable when they mean to convert or to become converted to a liquid state. Liquefy, the general term, is applicable not only to solids but also to gases {liquefy oxygen and nitrogen} {liquefy a solid… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • condensed — adj 1. compressed, concentrated, consolidated, compacted; constricted, constringed, astringed, squeezed, pinched, crowded, crushed, packed, crammed, rammed, stuffed, wedged, cramped, tightened; shortened, reduced, retrenched, contracted,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • deliquesce — /dɛlɪˈkwɛs/ (say deli kwes) verb (i) (deliquesced, deliquescing) 1. to melt away. 2. to become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air, as certain salts. {Latin dēliquescere melt away} …   Australian English dictionary

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