One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Becoming or apt to become liquid.
- ‘To either side, a liquescent nightmare of swirling hellish flame spun round them as the Widow settled ever deeper into the maelstrom.’
- ‘There were also ‘liquescent’ neumes - ornamental neumes that required special types of vocal delivery.’
- ‘Some of what the leadership did can be attributed to bullheadedness, such as pressing on with the Passchendaele battle even when the whole battlefield had been reduced to liquescent mud.’
Early 18th century: from Latin liquescent- ‘becoming liquid’, from the verb liquescere (see liquefy).
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