Definition of deliquesce in English:

deliquesce

verb

[NO OBJECT]
  • 1 (of organic matter) become liquid, typically during decomposition.

    • ‘Leave somewhere warm for several days to allow the mushrooms to deliquesce.’
    liquefy, thaw, unfreeze, defrost, soften, run, flux, fuse, render, clarify, dissolve, deliquesce
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    1. 1.1Chemistry
      (of a solid) become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air.
      • ‘It is necessary, however, to be packed in a container, since the salt is deliquesced with absorption of moisture in air.’
      • ‘In situ aerosol pH is the pH value of deliquesced aerosols in the atmosphere.’

Origin

Mid 18th century: from Latin deliquescere dissolve from de- down + liquescere become liquid (from liquere be liquid).

Pronunciation:

deliquesce

/ˌdeləˈkwes/