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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Dissolve gradually and become liquid by attracting and absorbing moisture from the air.

Usage examples (5)
  • In the air it deliquesces much more rapidly than ignited calcium chloride.
  • While he is alive the body deliquesces and decays, and the soul always weaves another garment and repairs the waste.
  • Whence comes it that such nitre maintained in red-hot fusion in a glass retort for half an hour, becomes moist in open air and deliquesces after cooling, and still does...
  • Certainly not one that speedily deliquesces; for they are both unmanageable, and, what is a more important consideration, they may hold in solution, and not decompose... for more
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