[ li-kwes-uhnt ]
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  1. becoming liquid; melting.

  2. tending toward a liquid state.

Origin of liquescent

1720–30; <Latin liquēscent- (stem of liquēscēns), present participle of liquēscere to melt. See liquid, -escent

Other words from liquescent

  • li·ques·cence, noun
  • un·li·ques·cent, adjective

Words Nearby liquescent Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use liquescent in a sentence

  • 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.

    Whirligigs | O. Henry
  • To the northwest—Canoe River-ward—there poured a wonderful light of pale liquescent amber.

    Down the Columbia | Lewis R. Freeman
  • The music is deliciously idyllic—conjuring up a dream-picture of a sylvan spring night bathed in liquescent moonlight.

British Dictionary definitions for liquescent


/ (lɪˈkwɛsənt) /

  1. (of a solid or gas) becoming or tending to become liquid

Origin of liquescent

C18: from Latin liquescere

Derived forms of liquescent

  • liquescence or liquescency, noun

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