effloresce


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ef·flo·resce

 (ĕf′lə-rĕs′)
intr.v. ef·flo·resced, ef·flo·resc·ing, ef·flo·resc·es
1. To blossom; bloom.
2. To develop or flourish: when the arts effloresced.
3. Chemistry
a. To become a powder by losing water of crystallization, as when a hydrated crystal is exposed to air.
b. To become covered with a powdery deposit.

[Latin efflōrēscere : ex-, ex- + flōrēscere, inchoative of flōrēre, to blossom (from flōs, flōr-, flower; see bhel- in Indo-European roots).]
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effloresce

(ˌɛflɔːˈrɛs)
vb (intr)
1. to burst forth into or as if into flower; bloom
2. (Chemistry) to become powdery by loss of water or crystallization
3. (Chemistry) to become encrusted with powder or crystals as a result of chemical change or the evaporation of a solution
[C18: from Latin efflōrēscere to blossom, from flōrēscere, from flōs flower]
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ef•flo•resce

(ˌɛf ləˈrɛs)

v.i. -resced, -resc•ing.
1. to burst into bloom; blossom.
2.
a. to change to a mealy or powdery substance upon exposure to air, as a crystalline substance through loss of water of crystallization.
b. to become incrusted with crystals of salt or the like through evaporation or chemical change.
[1765–75; < Latin efflōrēscere=ef- ef- + flōrēscere to begin to bloom]
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effloresce


Past participle: effloresced
Gerund: efflorescing

Imperative
effloresce
effloresce
Present
I effloresce
you effloresce
he/she/it effloresces
we effloresce
you effloresce
they effloresce
Preterite
I effloresced
you effloresced
he/she/it effloresced
we effloresced
you effloresced
they effloresced
Present Continuous
I am efflorescing
you are efflorescing
he/she/it is efflorescing
we are efflorescing
you are efflorescing
they are efflorescing
Present Perfect
I have effloresced
you have effloresced
he/she/it has effloresced
we have effloresced
you have effloresced
they have effloresced
Past Continuous
I was efflorescing
you were efflorescing
he/she/it was efflorescing
we were efflorescing
you were efflorescing
they were efflorescing
Past Perfect
I had effloresced
you had effloresced
he/she/it had effloresced
we had effloresced
you had effloresced
they had effloresced
Future
I will effloresce
you will effloresce
he/she/it will effloresce
we will effloresce
you will effloresce
they will effloresce
Future Perfect
I will have effloresced
you will have effloresced
he/she/it will have effloresced
we will have effloresced
you will have effloresced
they will have effloresced
Future Continuous
I will be efflorescing
you will be efflorescing
he/she/it will be efflorescing
we will be efflorescing
you will be efflorescing
they will be efflorescing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been efflorescing
you have been efflorescing
he/she/it has been efflorescing
we have been efflorescing
you have been efflorescing
they have been efflorescing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been efflorescing
you will have been efflorescing
he/she/it will have been efflorescing
we will have been efflorescing
you will have been efflorescing
they will have been efflorescing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been efflorescing
you had been efflorescing
he/she/it had been efflorescing
we had been efflorescing
you had been efflorescing
they had been efflorescing
Conditional
I would effloresce
you would effloresce
he/she/it would effloresce
we would effloresce
you would effloresce
they would effloresce
Past Conditional
I would have effloresced
you would have effloresced
he/she/it would have effloresced
we would have effloresced
you would have effloresced
they would have effloresced
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.effloresce - come into or as if into flower; "These manifestations effloresced in the past"
bloom, blossom, flower - produce or yield flowers; "The cherry tree bloomed"
2.effloresce - assume crystalline form; become crystallized
solidify - become solid; "The metal solidified when it cooled"
devitrify - become crystalline
3.effloresce - become encrusted with crystals due to evaporation
encrust, incrust - form a crust or a hard layer
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effloresce

verb
To bear flowers:
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Translations

effloresce

[ˌefləˈres] VI (Chem) → eflorescer
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References in classic literature ?
A great deal of chemical action then commences, salts of various kinds effloresce on the surface, and the mass becomes hard.
Kim said the performance was "overflowing with the warm feelings of the two peoples of the DPRK and China," and that he was "convinced of the bright future of the traditional DPRK-China friendship that stood all tempests of history to further effloresce," according to the KCNA.
So soon our images effloresce and pass That we who try to fix them to a point Understand that San Pietro, Dachau, Anzio, inconceivable Iwo Jima, Rest forgotten, their shrieking, mortal hour Transfigured to silence in the silent night.
This rampant simultaneity of forces and the natural and human ability to endure them suggest that although "the pieces of a life stay pieces / at the end" ("The Gift") it is also true that "to recoil from darkness is to feed the darkness, / to suffer in time is--dichotomous venation--// to effloresce the time" ("The Ginkgo Light").
Israeli "Hot Winter" massacres would effloresce an Arab spring imbued with the soul of resistance.