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Meaning of deliquescent by Wiktionary Dictionary

deliquescent


    Etymology

    Latin deliquescens, present participle of deliquesco; de + liquesco ( “I melt” ): compare French déliquescent .

    Adjective

    deliquescent ( comparative more deliquescent, superlative most deliquescent )

    1. ( chemistry ) absorbing moisture from the air and forming a solution
      deliquescent salts
    2. ( botany ) Branching so that the stem is lost in branches, as in most deciduous trees .
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Explanation of deliquescent by Wordnet Dictionary

deliquescent


    Adjective
    1. ( especially of certain salts ) becoming liquid by absorbing moisture from the air



    Definition of deliquescent by GCIDE Dictionary

    deliquescent


    1. Deliquescent a. [L. deliquescens, -entis, p. pr. of deliquescere: cf. F. déliquescent.]
      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.