Efflorescence definitions

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A gradual process of unfolding or developing.
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A state or time of flowering.
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Redness, a rash, or an eruption on the skin.
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The point or time of greatest vigor; the culmination.
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A deposit that results from the process of efflorescing.
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The process of efflorescing.
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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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An eruption on the skin; rash or other skin lesion.
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The changing of certain crystalline compounds to a whitish powder or powdery crust through loss of their water of crystallization.
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The powder or crust thus formed.
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A state or time of flowering.
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Redness, a rash, or an eruption on the skin.
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A gradual process of unfolding or developing.
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The point or time of greatest vigor; the culmination.
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A deposit that results from the process of efflorescing.
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The process of efflorescing.
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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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Origin of efflorescence

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