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Meaning of EFFLORESCENCE

Pronunciation:  `eflu'resuns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a powdery deposit on a surface
  2. [n]  the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
  3. [n]  the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
  4. [n]  any red eruption of the skin
 

EFFLORESCENCE is a 13 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: anthesis, bloom, bloom, blossom, blossoming, florescence, flower, flowering, flush, heyday, inflorescence, peak, prime, rash, roseola, skin rash
 
 See Also: crystallisation, crystallization, crystallizing, development, eruption, growing, growth, heat rash, hives, maturation, miliaria, nettle rash, ontogenesis, ontogeny, period, period of time, prickly heat, time period, urticaria, urtication

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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