effloresce VERB 1) (of a substance) lose moisture and turn to a fine powder on exposure to air. 2) (of salts) come to the surface of brickwork or other material and crystallize. 3) reach an optimum stage of development.
DERIVATIVES efflorescence noun efflorescent adjective.
ORIGIN Latin efflorescere, from florescere 'begin to bloom' .

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  • Effloresce — Ef flo*resce , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Effloresced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Efflorescing}.] [L. efflorescere to bloom, blossom; ex + florescere to begin to blossom, incho., fr. florere to blossom, fr. flos a flower. See {Flower}.] 1. To blossom forth.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Effloresce — est le premier album studio du groupe britannique Oceansize, paru en septembre 2003. Liste des titres Effloresce – 4:18 Catalyst – 6:40 One Day All This Could Be Yours – 4:19 Massive Bereavement – 9:59 Rinsed – 3:58 You Wish – 6:00 Remember Where …   Wikipédia en Français

  • effloresce — to come into flower, 1775, from L. efflorescere to blossom, spring up, flourish, abound, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + florescere to blossom, from flos (see FLORA (Cf. flora)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • effloresce — [ef΄lə res′] vi. effloresced, efflorescing [L efflorescere, to blossom, flourish < ex , out + florescere, to begin to blossom < florere, to blossom < flos (gen. floris), a flower: see BLOOM1] 1. to blossom out; flower; bloom 2. Chem. a)… …   English World dictionary

  • Effloresce — В этой статье не хватает ссылок на источники информации. Информация должна быть проверяема, иначе она может быть поставлена под сомнение и удалена. Вы можете …   Википедия

  • effloresce — intransitive verb ( resced; rescing) Etymology: Latin efflorescere, from ex + florescere to begin to blossom more at florescence Date: 1775 1. to burst forth ; bloom 2. a. to change to a powder from loss of water of crystallization b. to form or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Effloresce (album) — Infobox Album | Name = Effloresce Type = Album Artist = Oceansize Released = 2003 Recorded = Jacob s Studio, Farnham, Surrey, February March 2003 Genre = Alternative rock Length = 75:34 Label = Beggars Banquet Records Producer = Chris Sheldon,… …   Wikipedia

  • effloresce — /ef leuh res /, v.i., effloresced, efflorescing. 1. to burst into bloom; blossom. 2. Chem. a. to change either throughout or on the surface to a mealy or powdery substance upon exposure to air, as a crystalline substance through loss of water of… …   Universalium

  • effloresce — verb a) To burst into bloom; to flower. b) To change from being crystalline to being powdery by losing water of crystallization. See Also: efflorescence …   Wiktionary

  • effloresce — To become powdery by losing the water of crystallization on exposure to a dry atmosphere. [L. ef floresco (exf ), to blossom, fr. flos (flor ), flower] * * * ef·flo·resce .ef lə res vi, resced; resc·ing to change to a powder from loss of water of …   Medical dictionary

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