deliquescent

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Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

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.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Gray to this entry?)

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