liquescent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin liquescens, present participle of liquescere

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Adjective[edit]

liquescent (comparative more liquescent, superlative most liquescent)

  1. Melting.
    • 1758, William Borlase, The Natural History of Cornwall, Oxford: printed for the Author, Chapter 6, p. 71,[1]
      That this, as well as other clays, is streaked and variegated, is owing to the mixture and insinuation of differently coloured, moistened and dissolved portions of earth. Hence the various colours of veined marble, colours inserted, during the liquescent state of marbles, by the concourse of differently shaded earths.
    • 1847, Edgar Allan Poe, “Ulalume[2]
      And now, as the night was senescent
      And star-dials pointed to morn,
      As the star-dials hinted of morn,
      At the end of our path a liquescent
      And nebulous lustre was born,
    • 1986, Shaun Hutson, Relics, Caffeine Nights Publishing, 2013, Chapter Seventeen,[3]
      Blood mingled with liquescent skin and melting bone to form a reeking gelatinous mask.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

liquēscent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of liquēscō