- the act or process of efflorescing.
- the resulting powdery substance or incrustation.
Origin of efflorescence
Examples from the Web for efflorescence
Historical Examples of efflorescence
And all this efflorescence of sacred splendour was created, little by little, by her deft fingers.The Dream
Commerce, then, is merely 'the efflorescence of our agriculture.'The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)
The efflorescence and sore-throat were often met with separately.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)
The surfaces of the slates were covered with an efflorescence of alum and sulphur.
The time for the efflorescence of some of the faculties is in early youth.In the School-Room
John S. Hart
- the process of efflorescing
- the powdery substance formed as a result of this process, esp on the surface of rocks
1620s, from French efflorescence, from Latin efflorescentem (nominative efflorescens), present participle of efflorescere (see effloresce).