deliquescent









deliquescent


noun

  1. the act or process of deliquescing.
  2. the substance produced when something deliquesces.

noun

  1. the process of deliquescing
  2. a solution formed when a solid or liquid deliquesces
adj.

1791, in chemistry, from Latin deliquescentem (nominative deliquescens), present participle of deliquescere (see deliquesce). General use dates from 1866. Related: Deliquescence.

n.

  1. The process of dissolving or of becoming liquid through the absorption of moisture from the atmosphere.

  1. Relating to a solid substance that absorbs moisture from the air and becomes liquid. Deliquescent substances usually absorb so much moisture from the air that they form a strong solution. Potassium hydroxide is deliquescent.

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