Effloresce meaning

ĕflə-rĕs
To blossom; bloom.
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To develop or flourish.

When the arts effloresced.

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To blossom out; flower; bloom.
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(intransitive) To burst into bloom; to flower.
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(intransitive, chemistry) To change from being crystalline to being powdery by losing water of crystallization.
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(intransitive) To become covered with powder.
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Origin of effloresce

  • Latin efflōrēscere ex- ex- flōrēscere inchoative of flōrēre to blossom (from flōs flōr- flower bhel-3 in Indo-European roots)

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