[ del-i-kwes-uh ns ]
/ ˌdɛl ɪˈkwɛs əns /


the act or process of deliquescing.
the substance produced when something deliquesces.

Origin of deliquescence

First recorded in 1750–60; deliquesce + -ence

OTHER WORDS FROM deliquescence

del·i·ques·cent, adjectivenon·del·i·ques·cence, nounnon·del·i·ques·cent, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for deliquescence

/ (ˌdɛlɪˈkwɛsəns) /


the process of deliquescing
a solution formed when a solid or liquid deliquesces

Derived forms of deliquescence

deliquescent, adjective
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Medical definitions for deliquescence

[ dĕl′ĭ-kwĕsəns ]


The process of dissolving or of becoming liquid through the absorption of moisture from the atmosphere.
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