|English Dictionary: efflorescence||by the DICT Development Group|
|2 results for efflorescence|
|From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:|
|From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:|
Efflorescence \Ef`flo*res"cence\, n. [F. efflorescence.]|
1. (Bot.) Flowering, or state of flowering; the blooming of
2. (Med.) A redness of the skin; eruption, as in rash,
measles, smallpox, scarlatina, etc.
(a) The formation of the whitish powder or crust on the
surface of efflorescing bodies, as salts, etc.
(b) The powder or crust thus formed.