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deliquesce


deliquesce


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deliquesce  \Del`i*quesce"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Deliquesced}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Deliquescing}.]  [L.  deliquescere  to  melt, 
  dissolve;  de-  +  liquescere  to  become  fluid,  melt,  fr  liquere 
  to  be  fluid.  See  {Liquid}.]  (Chem.) 
  To  dissolve  gradually  and  become  liquid  by  attracting  and 
  absorbing  moisture  from  the  air,  as  certain  salts,  acids,  and 
  alkalies.