Variant of effloresce
- to blossom out; flower; bloom
- to change from a crystalline to a powdery state through loss of the water of crystallization when exposed to air
- to develop a powdery crust as a result of evaporation or chemical change
Origin: L efflorescere, to blossom, flourish < ex-, out + florescere, to begin to blossom < florere, to blossom < flos (gen. floris), a flower: see bloom
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