Deliquescent Definition

dĕlĭ-kwĕsənt
adjective
Relating to a solid substance that absorbs moisture from the air and becomes liquid. Deliquescent substances usually absorb so much moisture from the air that they form a strong solution. Potassium hydroxide is deliquescent.
American Heritage Science

(botany) Branching so that the stem is lost in branches, as in most deciduous trees.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
unclotted

Origin of Deliquescent

  • Latin deliquescens, present participle of deliquesco; de + liquesco (“I melt”): compare French déliquescent.

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