Related formsdel·i·ques·cent, adjectivenon·del·i·ques·cence, nounnon·del·i·ques·cent, adjective
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Related Words for deliquescentsucculent
Examples from the Web for deliquescent
Historical Examples of deliquescent
When it is soon lost in the division, as in Fig. 4, it is said to be deliquescent.
It occurs as a red, crystalline, fusible, deliquescent powder.
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 potash salt crystallizes in quadrilateral prisms, needles or plates, and is not deliquescent.
British Dictionary definitions for deliquescent
Derived Formsdeliquescent, adjective
the process of deliquescing
a solution formed when a solid or liquid deliquesces
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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.
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The process of dissolving or of becoming liquid through the absorption of moisture from the atmosphere.
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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.
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