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efflorescence:

see hydratehydrate
, chemical compound that contains water. A common hydrate is the familiar blue vitriol, a crystalline form of cupric sulfate. Chemically, it is cupric sulfate pentahydrate, CuSO4·5H2O.
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Efflorescence

A deposit, usually white, formed on the surface of a brick, block, or concrete wall; it consists of salts leached from the surface of the wall.

efflorescence

[‚ef·lə′res·əns]
(botany)
The period or process of flowering.
(chemistry)
The property of hydrated crystals to lose water of hydration and crumble when exposed to air.
(materials)
A crust of salts, usually white, that forms on the surface of stone, brick, plaster, or mortar because of leaching of free alkalies from adjacent concrete or mortar.
(mineralogy)
A whitish powder, consisting of one or several minerals produced as an encrustation on the surface of a rock in an arid region. Also known as bloom.

efflorescence

An encrustation of soluble salts, commonly white, deposited on the surface of stone, brick, plaster, or mortar; usually caused by free alkalies leached from mortar or adjacent concrete as moisture moves through it.

efflorescence

1. Chem Geology
a. the process of efflorescing
b. the powdery substance formed as a result of this process, esp on the surface of rocks
2. any skin rash or eruption
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There are times, when the efflorescent salts crystallise below the surface of the brick.
Nguyen Vinh's preface is in Nguyen De [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] Hoa trinh tieu khien tap [Collected diversions from the efflorescent trail] (1799), A.
2: the film's rhapsodically efflorescent visual style (kudos to cinematographer Kwan Punleung and art director William Chang) verges on the experimental: constantly shifting colour saturation, smeared printing, frantically abrupt jump cutting, and a nervously mobile, subjectively fidgety camera keep the audience off balance.
The stony soil between mental and mathematical concepts is not usually thought efflorescent, but in the idea of an algorithm modern mathematics does offer an obliging witness to the very idea of intelligence.
As Mono Lake receded, nearly 5,000 acres of efflorescent salt deposits were exposed.
Or, precisely because freedom did grow in soil that was essentially fertilized by slavery, should we rather liken Greek slavery to Shakespeare's ~worm i' the bud', seeing it as a sort of cancre that ate the heart out of the efflorescent bloom of Classical Greek civilization?
Zeller - a recognized innovative curatorial polymer chemist, technical consultant and sculpture professor- immediately recognized that the piece had developed an external efflorescent residue referred to as alkali silica reaction.