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English Dictionary: efflorescence by the DICT Development Group
2 results for efflorescence
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the period of greatest prosperity or productivity [syn: flower, prime, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flush]
  2. any red eruption of the skin
    Synonym(s): rash, roseola, efflorescence, skin rash
  3. the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
    Synonym(s): blossoming, flowering, florescence, inflorescence, anthesis, efflorescence
  4. a powdery deposit on a surface
    Synonym(s): efflorescence, bloom
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
            flowers; blowth.
      2. (Med.) A redness of the skin; eruption, as in rash,
            measles, smallpox, scarlatina, etc.
      3. (Chem.)
            (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.
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