becoming liquid; melting.
tending toward a liquid state.
Origin of liquescent
1720–30;Related formsli·ques·cence, nounun·li·ques·cent, adjective
< Latin liquēscent-
(stem of liquēscēns
), present participle of liquēscere
to melt. See liquid
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Related Words for liquescentsucculent
Examples from the Web for liquescent
Historical Examples of liquescent
The music is deliciously idyllic—conjuring up a dream-picture of a sylvan spring night bathed in liquescent moonlight.
Instead, however, of listening to the sermons, Burton got flirting with a Meccan girl with citrine skin and liquescent eyes.
So might an Arctic explorer thrill at his first ken of green fields and liquescent waters.
British Dictionary definitions for liquescent
Derived Formsliquescence or liquescency, noun
(of a solid or gas) becoming or tending to become liquid
Word Origin for liquescent
C18: from Latin liquescere
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Becoming or tending to become liquid; melting.
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