Deliquesce Definition

dĕlĭ-kwĕs
deliquesced, deliquesces, deliquescing
verb
To melt away.
Webster's New World
To melt away in the course of growth or decay: said of some of the parts of certain fungi.
Webster's New World
To disappear as if by melting.
American Heritage
To branch into many fine divisions: said of the veins of many leaves.
Webster's New World
To become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air.
Webster's New World
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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

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