adjective Etymology: Latin liquescent-, liquescens, present participle of liquescere to become fluid, inchoative of liquēre Date: circa 1727 being or tending to become liquid ; melting

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  • Liquescent — Li*ques cent (l[ i]*kw[e^]s sent), a. [L. liquescens, p. pr. of liquescere to become liquid, incho. fr. liquere to be liquid.] Tending to become liquid; inclined to melt; melting. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • liquescent — [li kwes′ənt] adj. [L liquescens, prp. of liquescere, to become liquid < liquere: see LIQUID] becoming liquid; melting liquescence n …   English World dictionary

  • liquescent — liquescence, n. /li kwes euhnt/, adj. 1. becoming liquid; melting. 2. tending toward a liquid state. [1720 30; < L liquescent (s. of liquescens), prp. of liquescere to melt. See LIQUID, ESCENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • liquescent — li•ques•cent [[t]lɪˈkwɛs ənt[/t]] adj. phs becoming liquid; melting • Etymology: 1720–30; < L liquēscent , s. of liquēscēns, prp. of liquēscere to melt, inchoative der. ofliquēreto be liquid li•ques′cence, n …   From formal English to slang

  • liquescent — adjective melting …   Wiktionary

  • liquescent — li·ques·cent (lik wesґənt) [L. liquescere to become liquid] becoming or tending to become liquid …   Medical dictionary

  • liqüescent — li|qües|cent Mot Agut Adjectiu invariable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • liquescent — li·ques·cent || lɪ kwesnt adj. changing into a liquid; tending to become liquid …   English contemporary dictionary

  • liquescent — [lɪ kwɛs(ə)nt] adjective literary becoming or apt to become liquid …   English new terms dictionary

  • liquescent — adjective technical becoming or tending to become liquid …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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