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liquescent

[li-kwes-uh nt] /lɪˈkwɛs ənt/
adjective
1.
becoming liquid; melting.
2.
tending toward a liquid state.
Origin of liquescent
1720-1730
1720-30; < Latin liquēscent- (stem of liquēscēns), present participle of liquēscere to melt. See liquid, -escent
Related forms
liquescence, noun
unliquescent, adjective
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  • The music is deliciously idyllic—conjuring up a dream-picture of a sylvan spring night bathed in liquescent moonlight.

  • Instead, however, of listening to the sermons, Burton got flirting with a Meccan girl with citrine skin and liquescent eyes.

  • So might an Arctic explorer thrill at his first ken of green fields and liquescent waters.

    Whirligigs O. Henry
British Dictionary definitions for liquescent

liquescent

/lɪˈkwɛsənt/
adjective
1.
(of a solid or gas) becoming or tending to become liquid
Derived Forms
liquescence, liquescency, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Latin liquescere
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liquescent in Medicine

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

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