efflorescence

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Efflorescence \Ef'flo*res"cence\, noun [F. efflorescence.]

1. (Bot.) Flowering, or state of flowering; the blooming of flowers; blowth.

2. (Med.) A redness of the skin; eruption, as in rash, measles, smallpox, scarlatina, etc.

3. (Chem.) (a) The formation of the whitish powder or crust on the surface of efflorescing bodies, as salts, etc. (b) The powder or crust thus formed.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

efflorescence

noun

1: the period of greatest prosperity or productivity [syn: {flower}, {prime}, {peak}, {heyday}, {bloom}, {blossom}, {efflorescence}, {flush}]

2: any red eruption of the skin [syn: {rash}, {roseola}, {efflorescence}, {skin rash}]

3: the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms [syn: {blossoming}, {flowering}, {florescence}, {inflorescence}, {anthesis}, {efflorescence}]

4: a powdery deposit on a surface [syn: {efflorescence}, {bloom}]


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