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effloresce

EFFLORESCE, v.t. efflores'. [L. effloresco, from floresco, floreo, to blossom, flos, a flower. See Flower.

1. In chimistry, to form a mealy powder on the surface; to become pulverulent or dusty on the surface. Substances effloresce by losing their water of crystallization.

Those salts whose crystals effloresce, belong to the class which is most soluble, and crystalize by cooling.

2. To form saline vegetation on the surface; or rather to shoot out minute spicular crystals; as the efflorescence of salts on plaster.



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EFFLORESCE, v.t. efflores'. [L. effloresco, from floresco, floreo, to blossom, flos, a flower. See Flower.

1. In chimistry, to form a mealy powder on the surface; to become pulverulent or dusty on the surface. Substances effloresce by losing their water of crystallization.

Those salts whose crystals effloresce, belong to the class which is most soluble, and crystalize by cooling.

2. To form saline vegetation on the surface; or rather to shoot out minute spicular crystals; as the efflorescence of salts on plaster.

EF-FLO-RESCE, v.t. [efflores'; L. effloresco, from floresco, floreo, to blossom, flos, a flower. See Flower.]

  1. In chimistry, to form a mealy powder on the surface; to become pulverulent or dusty on the surface. Substances effloresce by losing their water of crystalization. Those salts whose crystals effloresce, belong to the class which is most soluble, and crystalizes by cooling. Fourcroy.
  2. To form saline vegetation on the surface; or rather to shoot out minute spicular crystals; as, the efflorescence of salts on plaster.

Ef`flo*resce"
  1. To blossom forth.

    Carlyle.
  2. To change on the surface, or throughout, to a whitish, mealy, or crystalline powder, from a gradual decomposition, esp. from the loss of water, on simple exposure to the air; as, Glauber's salts, and many others, effloresce.
  3. To become covered with a whitish crust or light crystallization, from a slow chemical change between some of the ingredients of the matter covered and an acid proceeding commonly from an external source; as, the walls of limestone caverns sometimes effloresce with nitrate of calcium in consequence of the action in consequence of nitric acid formed in the atmosphere.
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Effloresce

EFFLORESCE, verb transitive efflores'. [Latin effloresco, from floresco, floreo, to blossom, flos, a flower. See Flower.

1. In chimistry, to form a mealy powder on the surface; to become pulverulent or dusty on the surface. Substances effloresce by losing their water of crystallization.

Those salts whose crystals effloresce belong to the class which is most soluble, and crystalize by cooling.

2. To form saline vegetation on the surface; or rather to shoot out minute spicular crystals; as the efflorescence of salts on plaster.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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