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 or the evaporation of a solution
v.

“to come into flower,” 1775, from Latin efflorescere “to blossom, spring up, flourish, abound,” from ex “out” (see ex-) + florescere “to blossom,” from flos (see flora).

effloresce ef·flo·resce (ěf’lə-rěs’)
v. ef·flo·resced, ef·flo·resc·ing, ef·flo·resc·es

ef’flo·res’cence n.

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