- the act or process of efflorescing.
- the resulting powdery substance or incrustation.
Examples from the Web for efflorescence
The time for the efflorescence of some of the faculties is in early youth.In the School-Room|John S. Hart
When the symptoms described above have continued from six to eighteen hours the efflorescence appears.
This was the first appearance of sore-throat with efflorescence of the skin among the English colonists of North America.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)|Charles Creighton
After centuries of seclusion, the Jewish spirit once more asserted itself, and enjoyed a period of efflorescence.Jewish History|S. M. Dubnow
The efflorescence is smooth and flat, and the individual lesions are separated from each other by normal integument.
British Dictionary definitions for efflorescence
- the process of efflorescing
- the powdery substance formed as a result of this process, esp on the surface of rocks
Word Origin and History for efflorescence
1620s, from French efflorescence, from Latin efflorescentem (nominative efflorescens), present participle of efflorescere (see effloresce).