Origin of deliquescence
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for deliquescent
When it is soon lost in the division, as in Fig. 4, it is said to be deliquescent.Trees of the Northern United States
Austin C. Apgar
It occurs as a red, crystalline, fusible, deliquescent powder.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
Medicinal or impure emetia is brownish, red, deliquescent, and emetic in doses of 1⁄4 to 1⁄2 gr.
Deliquescent, branching off so that the stem is lost in the branches, 32.The Elements of Botany
The potash salt crystallizes in quadrilateral prisms, needles or plates, and is not deliquescent.
- the process of deliquescing
- a solution formed when a solid or liquid deliquesces
Word Origin and History for deliquescent
1791, in chemistry, from Latin deliquescentem (nominative deliquescens), present participle of deliquescere (see deliquesce). General use dates from 1866. Related: Deliquescence.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The process of dissolving or of becoming liquid through the absorption of moisture from the atmosphere.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
- Relating to a solid substance that absorbs moisture from the air and becomes liquid. Deliquescent substances usually absorb so much moisture from the air that they form a strong solution. Potassium hydroxide is deliquescent.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.