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liquescent

Line breaks: li¦ques|cent
Pronunciation: /lɪˈkwɛs(ə)nt
 
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Definition of liquescent in English:

adjective

literary
Becoming or apt to become liquid.
Example sentences
  • Some of what the leadership did can be attributed to bullheadedness, such as pressing on with the Passchendaele battle even when the whole battlefield had been reduced to liquescent mud.
  • To either side, a liquescent nightmare of swirling hellish flame spun round them as the Widow settled ever deeper into the maelstrom.
  • There were also ‘liquescent’ neumes - ornamental neumes that required special types of vocal delivery.

Origin

early 18th century: from Latin liquescent- 'becoming liquid', from the verb liquescere (see liquefy).

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