Monthly Archives: July 2016

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Jul
29

ratify

rae tih faI transitive verb to validate, confirm, or establish (something) by giving formal approval or consent. The legislature must ratify the treaty before it goes into effect. edit

Jul
29

deliquesce

de lə kwes intransitive verb 1. to melt away; dissolve. The old local order has been broken up or is now being broken up all over the earth, and everywhere societies deliquesce, everywhere men are afloat amidst the wreckage of their flooded conventions, and still tremendously unaware of the thing that has happened.(H.G. Wells, A Modern Utopia) 2. to dissolve gradually and change into a liquid by absorbing moisture from the air. “Rock salt is found near Neiba in inexhaustible quantities, there being…

Jul
29

coagulate

ko aeg yə leIt transitive verb to cause (a liquid) to thicken into a semisolid mass. Enzymes coagulate the milk in the cheese-making process. intransitive verb of a liquid, to become thicker; congeal. Blood coagulates as the body attempts to heal its wound.…

Jul
28

brandish

braen dihsh transitive verb 1.  to wave or shake (something such as a weapon) in a threatening or agitated manner. They stormed into the bank brandishing their guns. The protesters chanted and brandished their placards. 2.  to display in a showy or aggressive…

Jul
28

crystallize

krI stə laIz transitive verb 1. to convert into or cause to become crystals. Boiling the juice crystallizes the sugar. 2. to put into a clearly defined form. The new information helped me crystallize my plans. intransitive verb 1. to take the form…