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]

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  • deliquiate — de·liq·ui·ate …   English syllables

  • 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

  • Deliquium — De*liq ui*um, n. [L. See {Deliquiate}.] 1. (Chem.) A melting or dissolution in the air, or in a moist place; a liquid condition; as, a salt falls into a deliquium. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. A sinking away; a swooning. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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