deliquesce

VERB
  1. melt or become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air
    this type of salt deliquesces easily
  2. melt away in the process of decay
    The fungi eventually deliquesced
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How To Use deliquesce In A Sentence

  • As we crossed the Station Heath on our way back, I checked the damp peat for sundew plants, and they too were still there, leaves unfurled so an unwary insect might trigger their honeyed, deliquescent tentacles. Wildwood
  • There was a time when naif alphabetters would have written it down the tracing of a purely deliquescent recidivist, possibly ambidextrous, snubnosed probably and presenting a strangely profound rainbowl in his (or her) occiput. Finnegans Wake
  • As we crossed the Station Heath on our way back, I checked the damp peat for sundew plants, and they too were still there, leaves unfurled so an unwary insect might trigger their honeyed, deliquescent tentacles. Wildwood
  • It is like putting your foot on a rock only to find that it has become deliquescent and trickled away. Clarification
  • The fungi eventually deliquesced
  • We marvel at the exquisite tracery of a leaf, the play of light against the bark of a tree, the reflections and ripples in a puddle of water, the deliquescent radiance of a human eye.
  • There was no doubt about Bubba Deeters transmogrifi­cation: the street preacher who had found God in a foxhole deliquesced like day-old fungi, reformed as a green-striped amphisband with a head at each end, and slithered toward Vanni Fucci to get in on the action. Prayers To Broken Stones
  • Besides which he was deliquescent and scarlet, and felt so. The Wheels of Chance: a bicycling idyll
  • First, through their deliquescence of the tissue, they create a physically hospitable environment for larvae and adults.
  • +Gills+ adnate, very crowded, linear, somewhat liquid when mature (deliquescent), sulphur yellow, and then becoming green, taste bitter. Among the Mushrooms A Guide For Beginners
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