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efflorescence


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Efflorescence  \Ef`flo*res"cence\,  n.  [F.  efflorescence.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  Flowering,  or  state  of  flowering;  the  blooming  of 
  flowers;  blowth. 
 
  2.  (Med.)  A  redness  of  the  skin;  eruption,  as  in  rash, 
  measles,  smallpox,  scarlatina,  etc 
 
  3.  (Chem.) 
  a  The  formation  of  the  whitish  powder  or  crust  on  the 
  surface  of  efflorescing  bodies,  as  salts,  etc 
  b  The  powder  or  crust  thus  formed. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  efflorescence 
  n  1:  the  period  of  greatest  prosperity  or  productivity  [syn:  {flower}, 
  {prime},  {peak},  {heyday},  {bloom},  {blossom},  {flush}] 
  2:  any  eruption  of  the  skin  [syn:  {rash},  {eruption},  {skin 
  eruption},  {skin  rash}] 
  3:  the  process  of  budding  and  unfolding  of  blossoms  [syn:  {blossoming}, 
  {flowering},  {inflorescence},  {anthesis}] 
  4:  a  powdery  deposit  on  a  surface  [syn:  {bloom}] 




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