- Present participle of effloresce.
Variant of effloresce
intransitive verbeffloresced, efflorescing
- 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 of effloresceClassical Latin efflorescere, to blossom, flourish ; from ex-, out + florescere, to begin to blossom ; from florere, to blossom ; from flos (gen. floris), a flower: see bloom