- the process of deliquescing
- a solution formed when a solid or liquid deliquesces
1791, in chemistry, from Latin deliquescentem (nominative deliquescens), present participle of deliquescere (see deliquesce). General use dates from 1866. Related: Deliquescence.
- The process of dissolving or of becoming liquid through the absorption of moisture from the atmosphere.
- 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.