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deliquesce

del·i·quesce

deliquesce

pronunciation:
de l kwes
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: deliquesced, deliquesces, deliquescing
definition 1: to melt away; dissolve.
definition 2: to dissolve gradually and change into a liquid by absorbing moisture from the air.
definition 3: in botany, to branch out repeatedly and form many subdivisions that lack a main axis.
derivations: deliquescent (adj.), deliquescence (n.)