Deliquesce

Definition of Deliquesce

Del`i`quesce´
v. i.1.(Chem.) To dissolve gradually and become liquid by attracting and absorbing moisture from the air, as certain salts, acids, and alkalies.
[imp. & p. p. Deliquesced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Deliquescing.]
In very moist air crystals of strontites deliquesce.
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