[ef-ing-ham] /ˈɛf ɪŋˌhæm/

a town in central Illinois.


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    [ef-luh-rahzh] /ˌɛf ləˈrɑʒ/ noun 1. a delicate stroking motion in massage. /ˌɛflɜːˈrɑːʒ/ noun 1. a light stroking technique used in massage verb 2. (intransitive) to massage using this movement n. 1886, from French effleurage, from effleurer “to touch lightly.”

  • Effloresce

    [ef-luh-res] /ˌɛf ləˈrɛs/ verb (used without object), effloresced, efflorescing. 1. to burst into bloom; blossom. 2. Chemistry. /ˌɛflɔːˈrɛs/ verb (intransitive) 1. to burst forth into or as if into flower; bloom 2. to become powdery by loss of water or crystallization 3. to become encrusted with powder or crystals as a result of chemical change […]

  • Efflorescence

    [ef-luh-res-uh ns] /ˌɛf ləˈrɛs əns/ noun 1. the state or a period of flowering. 2. an example or result of growth and development: These works are the efflorescence of his genius. 3. Chemistry. 4. Pathology. a rash or eruption of the skin. /ˌɛflɔːˈrɛsəns/ noun 1. a bursting forth or flowering 2. (chem, geology) 3. any […]

  • Efflorescent

    [ef-luh-res-uh nt] /ˌɛf ləˈrɛs ənt/ adjective 1. efflorescing; blossoming. 2. Chemistry. adj. 1818, from Latin efflorescentem (nominative efflorescens), present participle of efflorescere (see effloresce).

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