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1. Botany A state or time of flowering.
a. A gradual process of unfolding or developing.
b. The point or time of greatest vigor; the culmination. See Synonyms at bloom1.
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.
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
ef•flo•res•cence(ˌɛf ləˈrɛs əns)
1. the state or a period of flowering.
2. an example or result of growth and development.
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]
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.
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
The way in which a hydrated crystal loses water of crystallization to the atmosphere, making its surface become powdery.
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|Noun||1.||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 skin |
eruption - symptom consisting of a breaking out and becoming visible
|3.||efflorescence - 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|