effloresce


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ef·flo·resce

 (ĕf′lə-rĕs′)
intr.v. ef·flo·resced, ef·flo·resc·ing, ef·flo·resc·es
1. To blossom; bloom.
2. To develop or flourish: when the arts effloresced.
3. Chemistry
a. To become a powder by losing water of crystallization, as when a hydrated crystal is exposed to air.
b. To become covered with a powdery deposit.

[Latin efflōrēscere : ex-, ex- + flōrēscere, inchoative of flōrēre, to blossom (from flōs, flōr-, flower; see bhel- in Indo-European roots).]

effloresce

(ˌɛflɔːˈrɛs)
vb (intr)
1. to burst forth into or as if into flower; bloom
2. (Chemistry) to become powdery by loss of water or crystallization
3. (Chemistry) to become encrusted with powder or crystals as a result of chemical change or the evaporation of a solution
[C18: from Latin efflōrēscere to blossom, from flōrēscere, from flōs flower]

ef•flo•resce

(ˌɛf ləˈrɛs)

v.i. -resced, -resc•ing.
1. to burst into bloom; blossom.
2.
a. to change to a mealy or powdery substance upon exposure to air, as a crystalline substance through loss of water of crystallization.
b. to become incrusted with crystals of salt or the like through evaporation or chemical change.
[1765–75; < Latin efflōrēscere=ef- ef- + flōrēscere to begin to bloom]

effloresce


Past participle: effloresced
Gerund: efflorescing

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.effloresce - come into or as if into flower; "These manifestations effloresced in the past"
bloom, blossom, flower - produce or yield flowers; "The cherry tree bloomed"
2.effloresce - assume crystalline form; become crystallized
solidify - become solid; "The metal solidified when it cooled"
devitrify - become crystalline
3.effloresce - become encrusted with crystals due to evaporation
encrust, incrust - form a crust or a hard layer

effloresce

verb
To bear flowers:
Translations

effloresce

[ˌefləˈres] VI (Chem) → eflorescer
References in classic literature ?
A great deal of chemical action then commences, salts of various kinds effloresce on the surface, and the mass becomes hard.
So soon our images effloresce and pass That we who try to fix them to a point Understand that San Pietro, Dachau, Anzio, inconceivable Iwo Jima, Rest forgotten, their shrieking, mortal hour Transfigured to silence in the silent night.
This rampant simultaneity of forces and the natural and human ability to endure them suggest that although "the pieces of a life stay pieces / at the end" ("The Gift") it is also true that "to recoil from darkness is to feed the darkness, / to suffer in time is--dichotomous venation--// to effloresce the time" ("The Ginkgo Light").
Israeli "Hot Winter" massacres would effloresce an Arab spring imbued with the soul of resistance.
The zooxanthellae contribute to host nutrition by translocating photosynthetic products and enabling them to effloresce in oligotrophic conditions.