Deliquescent


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Deliquescent
del-ə-KWES-ənt
Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, late 18th century
1

Becoming liquid, or having a tendency to become liquid.

2

(Chemistry) (of a solid) tending to absorb moisture from the air and dissolve in it.

Examples of Deliquescent in a sentence

“Ice removed from the freezer quickly becomes deliquescent.”

“Today’s chemistry lesson was about potential uses of deliquescent substances.”