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liquescent

[li-kwes-uh nt]
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adjective
  1. becoming liquid; melting.
  2. tending toward a liquid state.
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Origin of liquescent

1720–30; < Latin liquēscent- (stem of liquēscēns), present participle of liquēscere to melt. See liquid, -escent
Related formsli·ques·cence, nounun·li·ques·cent, adjective
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Related Words for liquescent

succulent, solvent, damp, smooth, running, wet, reducing, thawed, dulcet, fluent, juicy, luscious, mellifluous, mellow, moist, molten, moving, sappy, soft, thin

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.

    The Complete Opera Book

    Gustav Kobb

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for liquescent

liquescent

adjective
  1. (of a solid or gas) becoming or tending to become liquid
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Derived Formsliquescence or liquescency, noun

Word Origin for liquescent

C18: from Latin liquescere
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liquescent in Medicine

liquescent

(lĭ-kwĕsənt)
adj.
  1. Becoming or tending to become liquid; melting.
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