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intr.v. del·i·quesced, del·i·quesc·ing, del·i·quesc·es
a. To melt away.
b. To disappear as if by melting.
2. Chemistry To dissolve and become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air.
3. Botany
a. To become fluid or soft on maturing, as certain fungal structures.
b. To branch out into numerous subdivisions that lack a main axis, as the trunk of an elm.

[Latin dēliquēscere : dē-, de- + liquēscere, to melt, inchoative of liquēre, to be liquid.]

del′i·ques′cence n.
del′i·ques′cent adj.
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Adj.1.deliquescent - (especially of certain salts) becoming liquid by absorbing moisture from the air
hydrophilic - having a strong affinity for water; tending to dissolve in, mix with, or be wetted by water
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Brissenden, and written extensively on Australian poetry and poetics, literary modernism, and the history and poetics of the literary hoax, The Sons of Clovis (2011), a comparative study of the Ern Malley Hoax and Les Deliquescences d'Adore Floupette.
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