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Origin of deliquescence
Examples from the Web for deliquescent
And the Major knew, for his principal experience had been with a deliquescent society.The Golden House|Charles Dudley Warner
It is a deliquescent salt, easily soluble in water, and has a bitterish taste.
The crystals of this salt, which are obtained with difficulty, are right rhombic prisms, and are deliquescent.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
This is called a deliquescent stem (Lat., deliquescere, to melt away).Woodworking for Beginners|Charles Gardner Wheeler
The gills in both species are adnate, crowded; but in fascicularis they are also linear and deliquescent, and are yellow in color.
1791, in chemistry, from Latin deliquescentem (nominative deliquescens), present participle of deliquescere (see deliquesce). General use dates from 1866. Related: Deliquescence.