liquescence

liquescent

[li-kwes-uhnt]
adjective
1.
becoming liquid; melting.
2.
tending toward a liquid state.

Origin:
1720–30; < Latin liquēscent- (stem of liquēscēns), present participle of liquēscere to melt. See liquid, -escent

liquescence, noun
unliquescent, adjective
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liquescent (lɪˈkwɛsənt)
 
adj
(of a solid or gas) becoming or tending to become liquid
 
[C18: from Latin liquescere]
 
li'quescence
 
n
 
li'quescency
 
n

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liquescent li·ques·cent (lĭ-kwěs'ənt)
adj.
Becoming or tending to become liquid; melting.

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