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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
References in classic literature ?
In many parts the ground was incrusted with a saline efflorescence; hence we had the same salt-loving plants which are common near Bahia Blanca.
In enforcing a truth we need severity rather than efflorescence of language.
There was nothing to look at besides but a bare coast, the mud dy edge of the brown plain with the sinuosities of the river you had left, traced in dull green, and the Great Pagoda uprising lonely and massive with shining curves and pinnacles like the gorgeous and stony efflorescence of tropical rocks.
He contemplated, in all their too subtle efflorescence, the gardens which the night beforewas it only one night?had borne mute witness to the first and so far only indiscretion of his young, and still all too beautifully untouched life.
If the wall is dry, the efflorescence will go away.
There is also efflorescence - I think - on the brick, like a white powdery residue.
Rosie Garbett AIT'S efflorescence. Wait until the natural salts have migrated from the stone.
Although the period of efflorescence has only just begun, our Island has something to show each and every month throughout the year.
There is some efflorescence on the brick, mostly where the porch is in the front of the house and on some low parts of the foundation.
Steve Newcombe AWHEN dry, the salts (efflorescence) can be rubbed off using an old piece of hessian cloth or sack.
deposed in the clearing, spring's efflorescence still too far.