deliquescent

Definitions:

  • In <em>botany</em>, becoming liquid at maturity, as certain agarics.
  • Liquefying in the air; capable of becoming liquid by attracting moisture from the atmosphere: as, <em>deliquescent</em> salts.
  • Hence Apt to dissolve or melt away; wasting away by or as if by melting.
  • In <em>vegetable histology</em>, liquefying or melting away gradually, as part of the normal process of growth.
  • In <em>botany</em>, branching in such a way that the stem is lost in the branches.
  • A substance which becomes liquid by attracting moisture from the air.
  • Dissolving; liquefying by contact with the air; capable of attracting moisture from the atmosphere and becoming liquid.
  • Branching so that the stem is lost in branches, as in most deciduous trees.
  • <xref>absorbing</xref> <xref>moisture</xref> from the <xref>air</xref> and forming a <xref>solution</xref>
  • Branching so that the <xref>stem</xref> is lost in <xref>branches</xref>, as in most <xref>deciduous</xref> <xref>trees</xref>.
  • (especially of certain salts) becoming liquid by absorbing moisture from the air
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