efflorescent

[ ef-luh-res-uh nt ]
/ ˌɛf ləˈrɛs ənt /

adjective

efflorescing; blossoming.
Chemistry.
  1. subject to efflorescence.
  2. covered with or forming an efflorescence.

Origin of efflorescent

1810–20; < Latin efflōrēscent- (stem of efflōrēscēns), present participle of efflōrēscere to effloresce; see -ent
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efflorescent


adj.

1818, from Latin efflorescentem (nominative efflorescens), present participle of efflorescere (see effloresce).

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