efflorescence

  • 1 efflorescence — [ eflɔresɑ̃s ] n. f. • v. 1562 « surface, croûte »; formation sav. d apr. le lat. class. efflorescere « fleurir » 1 ♦ (1755) Chim. Perte d eau d un cristal par hydratation. Cristaux qui deviennent pulvérulents par efflorescence au contact de l… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Efflorescence — Ef flo*res cence, n. [F. efflorescence.] 1. (Bot.) Flowering, or state of flowering; the blooming of flowers; blowth. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) A redness of the skin; eruption, as in rash, measles, smallpox, scarlatina, etc. [1913 Webster] 3.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 efflorescence — EFFLORESCENCE. s. f. Changement qui arrive à une substance minérale, lorsqu elle est chargée de parties salines qui se montrent à sa surface, et y forment un enduit semblable à de la moisissure. On dit, Il y a des Pyrites qui effleurissent, ou… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 4 efflorescence — 1620s, from Fr. efflorescence, from L. efflorescentem (nom. efflorescens), prp. of efflorescere (see EFFLORESCE (Cf. effloresce)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 efflorescence — [ef΄fləres′əns] n. [Fr < L efflorescens, prp. of efflorescere: see EFFLORESCE] 1. a flowering; blooming 2. the time of flowering 3. the peak or fulfillment, as of a career 4. Chem. a) the changing of certain crystalline compounds to a whitish… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Efflorescence — Effloresce redirects here, for the album by Oceansize, see Effloresce (album). Efflorescence, in chemistry, is the loss of water (or a solvent) of crystallization from a hydrated or solvated salt to the atmosphere on exposure to air.Examples# A 5 …

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  • 7 EFFLORESCENCE — n. f. T. de Botanique Commencement de la floraison. Fig., Il était alors dans la première efflorescence de son talent. Il se dit aussi, en termes de Médecine, pour désigner une Légère boursouflure de la peau. Il s’emploie spécialement en termes… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 8 efflorescence — /ef leuh res euhns/, n. 1. the state or a period of flowering. 2. an example or result of growth and development: These works are the efflorescence of his genius. 3. Chem. a. the act or process of efflorescing. b. the resulting powdery substance… …

    Universalium

  • 9 efflorescence — noun Date: 1626 1. a. the action or process of developing and unfolding as if coming into flower ; blossoming < periods of…intellectual and artistic efflorescence Julian Huxley > b. an instance of such development c. fullness of manifestation ;… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 EFFLORESCENCE — s. f. T. de Chimie et de Minéralogie. Changement qui arrive à une substance minérale, quand, exposée à l air, elle se recouvre d une matière pulvérulente. Il y a des pyrites qui tombent en efflorescence.   En Médec., Avoir des efflorescences sur… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 11 efflorescence — (èf flo rè ssan s ) s. f. 1°   Terme de botanique. L acte par lequel la floraison commence ; le premier moment où elle a lieu.    Poussière fine et céracée qui se trouve sur certains fruits. 2°   Terme de chimie. Conversion d une substance solide …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 12 efflorescence — noun (U) technical the action of flowers, art etc forming and developing, or the period of time when this happens: His work represents the efflorescence of a dying culture …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 efflorescence — naftos produkto fluorescencija statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Naftos produkto fluorescencija, pastebima atspindimoje dienos šviesoje. atitikmenys: angl. bloom; efflorescence rus. флуоресценция нефтепродуктов, f pranc …

    Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • 14 efflorescence — effloresce ► VERB 1) (of a substance) lose moisture and turn to a fine powder on exposure to air. 2) (of salts) come to the surface of brickwork or other material and crystallize. 3) reach an optimum stage of development. DERIVATIVES… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15 efflorescence — noun a) The formation of a powdery surface on crystals, as a hydrate is converted to anhydrous form by losing loosely bound water of crystallization to the atmosphere. b) The production of flowers …

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  • 16 efflorescence — ef·flo·res·cence .ef lə res ən(t)s n 1) the process of efflorescing also the powder or crust so formed 2) a redness of the skin or an eruption (as in a rash) ef·flo·res·cent ənt adj * * * ef·flo·res·cence (ef″lo resґəns) [L.… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 17 efflorescence — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. blooming, flowering, sprouting; see blossoming , flower 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A condition or time of vigor and freshness: bloom1, blossom, florescence, flower, flush, prime. See BETTER …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 efflorescence — ef|flo|res|cence [ˌefləˈresəns] n [U] technical [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: Latin efflorescere to come into flower , from flos; FLORA] the action of flowers, art etc forming and developing, or the period of time when this happens …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 efflorescence — ef·flo res·cence || ‚eflÉ™ resns /eflɔː n. flowering, blossoming …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 efflorescence —    A formation of white crusty material crystals resulting from penetration of moisture through painted walls especially brick, tile, or uncoated plaster. It may also be produced by soluble material present in the wall itself. Also see bloom and… …

    Glossary of Art Terms


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