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Definition of the verb deliquesce

What does deliquesce mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: deliquesced | deliquescing | deliquesces

  1. melt away in the process of decay
    • example: The fungi eventually deliquesced
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: decay = undergo decay or decomposition
  2. melt or become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air
    • example: this type of salt deliquesces easily
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: dethaw / dissolve / melt / thaw / unfreeze / unthaw = become or cause to become soft or liquid

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Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Difficult Words (2004)

by Archie Hobson

deliquesce. delude 119 democracy (of a solid) become liquid by absorbing. de• hisce |diehis| • v. [intrans.] (of a pod or seed vessel, or of a cut or wound) gape or burst open: after the anther lobes dehisce, the pollen is set free. DERIVATIVES: ...

Google previewA popular and complete English dictionary (1848)

by John Boag

Deliquesce, dtSl-lfe.kweV, [L. deliquesce,] t>. t. See Liquid,] To melt gradually und become liquid by attracting and absorbing moisture from the air. Deliquescence, de'l-le.kwes'se'ns, n- Spontaneous liquefaction in the air; a gradual melting or ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemical Terms (1920)

by James Fitton Couch

Deliquesce. ] Certain substances Deliquescence. > exhibit a great at- Deliquescent. J traction for water and will take it up from the atmosphere becoming themselves moist or even going into solution. Such substances are ...

Google previewAll about hard words: a dictionary of every-day difficulties in reading, writing and speaking the English language (1874)

Deliquesce, dolly-kwos (Latin, deliquesce,). To melt gradually, or becom* liquid in the air by tho absorption of water. Delirious, de-lirry-us (Latin, delirium). Light- headed; raving; wandering in tho mind. Delirium Tremens, de-lirry-um tremens ...

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Video shows what deliquesce means. To melt and disappear.. To become liquid by absorbing water from the atmosphere.. Deliquesce Meaning. How to ...

Scrabble value of D2E1L1I1Q10U1E1S1C3E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 22 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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