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efflorescent

[ef-luh-res-uh nt] /ˌɛf ləˈrɛs ənt/
adjective
1.
efflorescing; blossoming.
2.
Chemistry.
  1. subject to efflorescence.
  2. covered with or forming an efflorescence.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < Latin efflōrēscent- (stem of efflōrēscēns), present participle of efflōrēscere to effloresce; see -ent
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  • Numerous efflorescent minerals were found forming from these acid waters.
Word Origin and History for efflorescent
adj.

1818, from Latin efflorescentem (nominative efflorescens), present participle of efflorescere (see effloresce).

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