effloresce: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ef"lu-res'), [key]
— -resced, -resc•ing.
- to burst into bloom; blossom.
- to change either throughout or on the surface to a mealy or powdery substance upon exposure to air, as a crystalline substance through loss of water of crystallization.
- to become incrusted or covered with crystals of salt or the like through evaporation or chemical change.
- effloresce (Thesaurus)
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