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ef·flo·res·cence

 (ĕf′lə-rĕs′əns)
n.
1. Botany A state or time of flowering.
2.
a. A gradual process of unfolding or developing.
b. The point or time of greatest vigor; the culmination. See Synonyms at bloom1.
3. Chemistry
a. A deposit that results from the process of efflorescing. Also called bloom1.
b. The process of efflorescing.
4. Medicine Redness, a rash, or an eruption on the skin.

ef′flo·res′cent adj.

efflorescence

(ˌɛflɔːˈrɛsəns)
n
1. a bursting forth or flowering
2. (Chemistry) chem geology
a. the process of efflorescing
b. the powdery substance formed as a result of this process, esp on the surface of rocks
3. (Pathology) any skin rash or eruption
ˌeffloˈrescent adj

ef•flo•res•cence

(ˌɛf ləˈrɛs əns)

n.
1. the state or a period of flowering.
2. an example or result of growth and development.
3.
a. the act or process of efflorescing.
b. the resulting powdery substance or incrustation.
4. a rash or eruption of the skin.
[1620–30; < French < Medieval Latin]
ef`flo•res′cent, adj.

ef·flo·res·cence

(ĕf′lə-rĕs′əns)
A whitish, powdery deposit on the surface of rocks or soil in dry regions. It is formed as mineral-rich water rises to the surface through capillary action and then evaporates. Efflorescence usually consists of gypsum, salt, or calcite.

efflorescence

the process of flowering or blooming. — efflorescent, adj.
See also: Flowers
the property of a substance to yield up water through evaporation. Cf. deliquescence. See also processes. — efflorescent, adj.
See also: Water

efflorescence

The way in which a hydrated crystal loses water of crystallization to the atmosphere, making its surface become powdery.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.efflorescence - the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
golden age - a time period when some activity or skill was at its peak; "it was the golden age of cinema"
2.efflorescence - any red eruption of the skinefflorescence - any red eruption of the skin  
eruption - symptom consisting of a breaking out and becoming visible
heat rash, miliaria, prickly heat - obstruction of the sweat ducts during high heat and humidity
hives, nettle rash, urticaria, urtication - an itchy skin eruption characterized by weals with pale interiors and well-defined red margins; usually the result of an allergic response to insect bites or food or drugs
3.efflorescence - the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossomsefflorescence - the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
4.efflorescence - a powdery deposit on a surface
crystallisation, crystallization, crystallizing - the formation of crystals

efflorescence

noun
A condition or time of vigor and freshness:
Translations

efflorescence

[ˌefləˈresns] N
1. (Chem, Med) → eflorescencia f (Bot) → floración f
2. (fig) (liter) → florecimiento m, prosperidad f

efflorescence

[ˌɛflɔːˈrɛsns] n (Chem, Med) → efflorescenza
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