Meaning of DELIQUESCENT in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ -ˈkwe-s ə nt ]


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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