Efflorescence meaning

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(botany) A state or time of flowering.
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(medicine) Redness, a rash, or an eruption on the skin.
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A flowering; blooming.
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The time of flowering.
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The peak or fulfillment, as of a career.
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(med.) An eruption on the skin; rash or other skin lesion.
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(botany) A state or time of flowering.
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(medicine) Redness, a rash, or an eruption on the skin.
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A whitish, powdery deposit on the surface of rocks or soil in dry regions. It is formed as mineral-rich water rises to the surface through capillary action and then evaporates. Efflorescence usually consists of gypsum, salt, or calcite.
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(chemistry) The formation of a powdery surface on crystals, as a hydrate is converted to anhydrous form by losing loosely bound water of crystallization to the atmosphere.
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(botany) The production of flowers.
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(construction) An encrustation of soluble salts, commonly white, deposited on the surface of stone, brick, plaster, or mortar; usually caused by free alkalies leached from mortar or adjacent concrete as moisture moves through it.
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(geology) An encrustation of soluble salts, deposited on rock or soil by evaporation; often found in arid or geothermal environments.
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(metaphorical) Rapid flowering of a culture or civilisation etc.
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(pathology) A redness, rash, or eruption on the skin.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
efflorescence
Plural:
efflorescences

Origin of efflorescence

  • Borrowing from French efflorescence, from Latin efflorescere - ex, out, florescere, to blossom

    From Wiktionary