Col`li*qua"tion (?), n.

1.

A melting together; the act of melting; fusion.

When sand and ashes are well melted together and suffered to cool, there is generated, by the colliquation, that sort of concretion we call "glass". Boyle.

2. Med.

A processive wasting or melting away of the solid parts of the animal system with copious excretions of liquids by one or more passages.

[Obs.]

 

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