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

Definition of liquescent in English:


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.


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

Words that rhyme with liquescent

acquiescent, adolescent, albescent, Besant, coalescent, confessant, convalescent, crescent, depressant, effervescent, erubescent, evanescent, excrescent, flavescent, fluorescent, immunosuppressant, incandescent, incessant, iridescent, juvenescent, lactescent, luminescent, nigrescent, obsolescent, opalescent, pearlescent, phosphorescent, pubescent, putrescent, quiescent, suppressant, turgescent, virescent, viridescent
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