Definitions for effloresceˌɛf ləˈrɛs

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  1. effloresce, burst forth(verb)

    come into or as if into flower

    "These manifestations effloresced in the past"

  2. crystallize, crystalize, crystalise, effloresce(verb)

    assume crystalline form; become crystallized

  3. effloresce(verb)

    become encrusted with crystals due to evaporation

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  1. effloresce(Verb)

    To burst into bloom; to flower.

  2. effloresce(Verb)

    To change from being crystalline to being powdery by losing water of crystallization.

  3. effloresce(Verb)

    To become covered with powder.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Effloresce(verb)

    to blossom forth

  2. Effloresce(verb)

    to change on the surface, or throughout, to a whitish, mealy, or crystalline powder, from a gradual decomposition, esp. from the loss of water, on simple exposure to the air; as, Glauber's salts, and many others, effloresce

  3. Effloresce(verb)

    to become covered with a whitish crust or light crystallization, from a slow chemical change between some of the ingredients of the matter covered and an acid proceeding commonly from an external source; as, the walls of limestone caverns sometimes effloresce with nitrate of calcium in consequence of the action in consequence of nitric acid formed in the atmosphere

  4. Origin: [L. efflorescere to bloom, blossom; ex + florescere to begin to blossom, incho., fr. florere to blossom, fr. flos a flower. See Flower.]

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