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Dictionary » E » Efflorescent

Efflorescent

Definition

adjective

(1) (botany) Efflorescing or bursting into flower; blossoming.

(2) (chemistry) To be covered with or forming an efflorescence.

(3) (chemistry) Pertaining to a crystalline body that effloresces or gradually changes to a powder via evaporation when exposed to a dry atmosphere.


Supplement

Word origin: Latin efflorescere (to bloom, blossom).
Related forms: efflorescence (noun), effloresce (verb)


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