Effloresce

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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • verb-intransitive. To blossom; bloom.
  • verb-intransitive. Chemistry To become a powder by losing water of crystallization, as when a hydrated crystal is exposed to air.
  • verb-intransitive. Chemistry To become covered with a powdery deposit.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • v. To burst into bloom; to flower.
  • v. To change from being crystalline to being powdery by losing water of crystallization.
  • v. To become covered with powder.
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • verb-intransitive. To blossom forth.
  • verb-intransitive. 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.
  • verb-intransitive. 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.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • To burst into bloom, as a plant.
  • To present an appearance of flowering or bursting into bloom; specifically, to become covered with an effiorescence; become incrusted with crystals of salt or the like.
  • In chem., to change either throughout or over the surface to a whitish, mealy, or crystalline powder, from a gradual decomposition, on simple exposure to the air; become covered with a whitish crust or light crystallization, in the form of short threads or spicul├Ž, from a slow chemical change between some of the ingredients of the matter covered and an acid proceeding commonly from an external source.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • v. assume crystalline form; become crystallized
  • v. become encrusted with crystals due to evaporation
  • v. come into or as if into flower
  • Verb Form
    Hypernym
    Words that are more generic or abstract
    encrust    incrust    bloom    blossom    flower   
    Form
    Synonym
    Words with the same meaning
    bloom    crust