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colliquation

(kŏl′ĭ-kwāshən)
n.
  1. Excessive discharge of fluid.
  2. Softening of tissue.
  3. Degeneration of tissue to a liquid state.
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  • Fire is the cause of induration, but respective to clay; fire is the cause of colliquation, but respective to wax.

    The Advancement of Learning

    Francis Bacon