Del`i*ques"cent (?), a. [L. deliquescens, -entis, p. pr. of deliquescere: cf. F. d'eliquescent.]


Dissolving; liquefying by contact with the air; capable of attracting moisture from the atmosphere and becoming liquid; as, deliquescent salts.

2. Bot.

Branching so that the stem is lost in branches, as in most deciduous trees.



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