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Meaning of DELIQUESCENT

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  (especially of certain salts) becoming liquid by absorbing moisture from the air
 

DELIQUESCENT is a 12 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: hydrophilic
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: contractive, declining, decoagulated, decreasing, decrescendo, decrescent, diminishing, diminuendo, dwindling, in solution, in suspension, languishing, lessening, liquefied, liquescent, melted, molten, on the wane, reductive, subsiding, thawed, unclotted, waning
 

 

 

 

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