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Meaning of deliquesce

del•i•quesce

Pronunciation: (del"i-kwes'), [key]
— -quesced, -quesc•ing.
  1. to become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air, as certain salts.
  2. to melt away.
  3. to form many small divisions or branches.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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