Definition of Deliquesce

1. Verb. Melt away in the process of decay. "The fungi eventually deliquesced"

Generic synonyms: Decay
Derivative terms: Deliquescent



2. Verb. Melt or become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air. "This type of salt deliquesces easily"
Generic synonyms: Dethaw, Dissolve, Melt, Thaw, Unfreeze, Unthaw
Derivative terms: Deliquescent

Definition of Deliquesce

1. v. i. To dissolve gradually and become liquid by attracting and absorbing moisture from the air, as certain salts, acids, and alkalies.

Definition of Deliquesce

1. Verb. (intransitive) To melt and disappear. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive chemistry) To become liquid by absorbing water from the atmosphere. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deliquesce

1. [v -QUESCED, -QUESCING, -QUESCES]

Medical Definition of Deliquesce

1. To dissolve gradually and become liquid by attracting and absorbing moisture from the air, as certain salts, acids, and alkalies. "In very moist air crystals of strontites deliquesce." (Black) Origin: L. Deliquescere to melt, dissolve; de- + liquescere to become fluid, melt, fr. Liquere to be fluid. See Liquid. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Deliquesce

delinter
delinters
delinting
delints
delipidate
delipidated
delipidates
delipidating
delipidation
delipidations
deliquate
deliquated
deliquates
deliquating
deliquation
deliquesce (current term)
deliquesced
deliquescence
deliquescences
deliquescent
deliquescently
deliquesces
deliquescing
deliquesence
deliquiate
deliquiated
deliquiates
deliquiating
deliquium
deliracy

Literary usage of Deliquesce

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1866)
"... the compound in green four-sided prisms which deliquesce in damp air, yielding needles of oxide of t ..."

2. Text-book of Botany, Morphological and Physical by Julius Sachs (1882)
"The fundamental destruction of their micellar structure which has nevertheless taken place is evident from the fact that they immediately deliquesce if ..."

3. Elements of Chemistry: Including the Recent Discoveries and Doctrines of the by Edward Turner (1835)
"It is disposed to deliquesce in the air, and is soluble in twice its ... All these varieties deliquesce in a moist air, and arc very soluble in water. ..."

4. Manual of Qualitative Analysis by Robert Galloway (1870)
"They are soluble in H2O; BaCl2 does not deliquesce in moist air, and is insoluble in absolute alcohol; the other three deliquesce in moist air, ..."

5. A Dictionary of Chemistry: On the Basis of Mr. Nicholson's, in which the ...by Andrew Ure, William Nicholson by Andrew Ure, William Nicholson (1821)
"The easiest method of obtaining tlie en м» -, is to expose the solution to the sun in a, hot day. The crystals deliquesce ven ..."

6. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1912)
"The number of substances which deliquesce in dry ammonia gas is very limited. Those which deliquesce in ammonia at ordinary temperature and at a pressure of ..."

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