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Definition of deliquesce verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    deliquesce

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˌdɛlɪˈkwɛs//
     
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deliquesce
     
    he / she / it deliquesces
     
    past simple deliquesced
     
    -ing form deliquescing
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] to become liquid as a result of decaying
  2. 2[intransitive] (chemistry) to become liquid as a result of absorbing water from the air
deliquescence
 
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NAmE//ˌdɛlɪˈkwɛsns//
 
noun [uncountable]
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