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del·i·quesce

 (dĕl′ĭ-kwĕs′)
intr.v. del·i·quesced, del·i·quesc·ing, del·i·quesc·es
1.
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.

deliquesce

(ˌdɛlɪˈkwɛs)
vb (intr)
1. (Chemistry) (esp of certain salts) to dissolve gradually in water absorbed from the air
2. (Biology) (esp of certain fungi) to dissolve into liquid, usually at maturity
3. (Botany) (of a plant stem) to form many branches
[C18: from Latin dēliquēscere to melt away, become liquid, from de- + liquēscere to melt, from liquēre to be liquid]

del•i•quesce

(ˌdɛl ɪˈkwɛs)

v.i. -quesced, -quesc•ing.
1. to become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air, as certain salts.
2. to melt away.
3. Bot.
a. to form many small divisions or branches.
b. to become liquid in the course of maturity, as certain fungi.
[1750–60; < Latin dēliquēscere to become liquid =dē- de- + liquēscere; see liquescent]

deliquesce


Past participle: deliquesced
Gerund: deliquescing

Imperative
deliquesce
deliquesce
Present
I deliquesce
you deliquesce
he/she/it deliquesces
we deliquesce
you deliquesce
they deliquesce
Preterite
I deliquesced
you deliquesced
he/she/it deliquesced
we deliquesced
you deliquesced
they deliquesced
Present Continuous
I am deliquescing
you are deliquescing
he/she/it is deliquescing
we are deliquescing
you are deliquescing
they are deliquescing
Present Perfect
I have deliquesced
you have deliquesced
he/she/it has deliquesced
we have deliquesced
you have deliquesced
they have deliquesced
Past Continuous
I was deliquescing
you were deliquescing
he/she/it was deliquescing
we were deliquescing
you were deliquescing
they were deliquescing
Past Perfect
I had deliquesced
you had deliquesced
he/she/it had deliquesced
we had deliquesced
you had deliquesced
they had deliquesced
Future
I will deliquesce
you will deliquesce
he/she/it will deliquesce
we will deliquesce
you will deliquesce
they will deliquesce
Future Perfect
I will have deliquesced
you will have deliquesced
he/she/it will have deliquesced
we will have deliquesced
you will have deliquesced
they will have deliquesced
Future Continuous
I will be deliquescing
you will be deliquescing
he/she/it will be deliquescing
we will be deliquescing
you will be deliquescing
they will be deliquescing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been deliquescing
you have been deliquescing
he/she/it has been deliquescing
we have been deliquescing
you have been deliquescing
they have been deliquescing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been deliquescing
you will have been deliquescing
he/she/it will have been deliquescing
we will have been deliquescing
you will have been deliquescing
they will have been deliquescing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been deliquescing
you had been deliquescing
he/she/it had been deliquescing
we had been deliquescing
you had been deliquescing
they had been deliquescing
Conditional
I would deliquesce
you would deliquesce
he/she/it would deliquesce
we would deliquesce
you would deliquesce
they would deliquesce
Past Conditional
I would have deliquesced
you would have deliquesced
he/she/it would have deliquesced
we would have deliquesced
you would have deliquesced
they would have deliquesced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.deliquesce - melt away in the process of decay; "The fungi eventually deliquesced"
decay - undergo decay or decomposition; "The body started to decay and needed to be cremated"
2.deliquesce - melt or become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air; "this type of salt deliquesces easily"
dethaw, thaw, unfreeze, unthaw, melt, dissolve - become or cause to become soft or liquid; "The sun melted the ice"; "the ice thawed"; "the ice cream melted"; "The heat melted the wax"; "The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase"; "dethaw the meat"

deliquesce

verb
To change from a solid to a liquid:
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