efflorescent

[ef-luh-res-uhnt]
adjective
1.
efflorescing; blossoming.
2.
Chemistry.
a.
subject to efflorescence.
b.
covered with or forming an efflorescence.

Origin:
1810–20; < Latin efflōrēscent- (stem of efflōrēscēns), present participle of efflōrēscere to effloresce; see -ent

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efflorescence (ˌɛflɔːˈrɛsəns)
 
n
1.  a bursting forth or flowering
2.  chem, geology
 a.  the process of efflorescing
 b.  the powdery substance formed as a result of this process, esp on the surface of rocks
3.  any skin rash or eruption
 
efflo'rescent
 
adj

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efflorescent
1818, from L. efflorescentem, prp. of efflorescere (see effloresce).
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Numerous efflorescent minerals were found forming from these acid waters.
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