browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
deliquescent

more about deliquescent

deliquescent


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deliquescent  \Del`i*ques"cent\,  a.  [L.  deliquescens,  -entis,  p. 
  pr  of  deliquescere:  cf  F.  d['e]liquescent.] 
  1.  Dissolving;  liquefying  by  contact  with  the  air;  capable  of 
  attracting  moisture  from  the  atmosphere  and  becoming 
  liquid;  as  deliquescent  salts. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  Branching  so  that  the  stem  is  lost  in  branches,  as 
  in  most  deciduous  trees.  --Gray. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deliquescent 
  adj  :  (especially  of  certain  salts)  becoming  liquid  by  absorbing 
  moisture  from  the  air 




more about deliquescent