Meaning of DELIQUESCENT in English

DELIQUESCENT

adj.

Pronunciation: - ' kwe-s ə nt

Function: adjective

Etymology: Latin deliquescent-, deliquescens, present participle of deliquescere

Date: 1771

1 : tending to melt or dissolve especially : tending to undergo gradual dissolution and liquefaction by the attraction and absorption of moisture from the air

2 : having repeated division into branches <elms are deliquescent trees> ― compare EXCURRENT 2a

– del · i · ques · cence \ -s ə n(t)s \ noun

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