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 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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  • deliquescing — 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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deliquescence — Del i*ques cence, n. [Cf. F. d[ e]liquescence.] The act of deliquescing or liquefying; process by which anything deliquesces; tendency to melt. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • 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

  • deliquescence — deliquescent, adj. /del i kwes euhns/, n. 1. the act or process of deliquescing. 2. the substance produced when something deliquesces. [1750 60; DELIQUESCE + ENCE] * * * ▪ chemistry       the process by which a substance absorbs moisture from the …   Universalium

  • deliquescence — noun a) The condition of being deliquescent b) The action of deliquescing …   Wiktionary

  • inaequihymeniiferous — adjective Said of the hymenium of some mushroom species, which displays intermittent maturation and shedding of spores in radial bands beginning from the periphery of each gill, deliquescing from the bottom and advancing upwards. Characters:… …   Wiktionary

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