effloresce, burst forth(verb)
come into or as if into flower
"These manifestations effloresced in the past"
crystallize, crystalize, crystalise, effloresce(verb)
assume crystalline form; become crystallized
become encrusted with crystals due to evaporation
To burst into bloom; to flower.
To change from being crystalline to being powdery by losing water of crystallization.
To become covered with powder.
to blossom forth
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
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
Origin: [L. efflorescere to bloom, blossom; ex + florescere to begin to blossom, incho., fr. florere to blossom, fr. flos a flower. See Flower.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ef-flo-res′, v.i. to blossom forth: (chem.) to become covered with a white dust: to form minute crystals.—ns. Efflores′cence, Efflores′cency, production of flowers: the time of flowering: a redness of the skin: the formation of a white powder on the surface of bodies, or of minute crystals.—adj. Efflores′cent, forming a white dust on the surface: shooting into white threads. [L. efflorescĕre—ex, out, florescĕre, to blossom—flos, floris, a flower.]
The numerical value of effloresce in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of effloresce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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