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deliquescence

(dĕl'əkwĕs`əns), conversion of a solid substance into a liquid as a result of absorption of water vapor from the air. Since impurities in a solid lower its melting point, the absorbed water causes a decrease in the normal melting point of the solid. If enough water is absorbed to lower the melting point below room temperature, the solid will deliquesce, or turn to liquid. Lithium sulfide and magnesium iodide are examples of deliquescent salts.

deliquescence

[del·ə′kwes·əns]
(botany)
The condition of repeated divisions ending in fine divisions; seen especially in venation and stem branching.
(physical chemistry)
The absorption of atmospheric water vapor by a crystalline solid until the crystal eventually dissolves into a saturated solution.

deliquescence

The absorption of water from the air by certain salts in plaster or brick; results in dark, damp areas on the surface.
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The critical debate about whether Wollstonecraft mimics a male voice, aspires towards gender neutrality, or deliquesces into ineffectually female language reflects the inevitable tendency of readers to define Wollstonecraft's innovations within the essentialized gender categories of her time.
Although Old Ben moves, taking shape (a "look," "walk," "shoulder"), he does so only to shift "for an instant into the sun's full glare and out of it" (153), thereby adding dazzle to dapple and achieving an exit that is less "vanish" than "fade" and more "sank" than both: in leaving the "glade," Old Ben deliquesces into the light ("fade") and the water ("sank"), elements that are the chief constituents both of the glade from which he "coalesced," and of the "thin clear quenchless lucidity" (152) in Ike's mouth:
The proud heritage of Britishness daily deliquesces as jurists--insulated, like their U.
Cowherd,' you used to be called, but are now rather more like a goatherd, One of those goatherds who, when he observes how the she-goats are getting Stuffed, deliquesces in tears because he cannot be such a he-goat.
Pinter's dreamy evocation of memories produces prose so spare it deliquesces into poetry.