Deliquesce meaning

dĕlĭ-kwĕs
To dissolve and become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air.
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To melt away.
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To become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air.
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(intransitive) To melt and disappear.
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(intransitive, chemistry) To become liquid by absorbing water from the atmosphere.
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Origin of deliquesce

  • Latin dēliquēscere dē- de- liquēscere to melt inchoative of liquēre to be liquid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition