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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of deliquesce.

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Examples

  • The documentary has so far received mixed reviews from critics: Julia Tech of the Washington Sun Dial has proclaimed the film "pure propaganda," while Jacques-Louis Louis-Jacques of Fanfaron du Cinema notes: "Its binary transgressive morality deliquesces Arcandian purity and dyspeptic Foucaultian somnambulism, creating a dual-time narrative fissure in which cinema self-possession collapses, rejecting meta-pastiche agitprop for an allegory about the camera's ability to view and be viewed."

    Spencer Green: Terrence Malick Directs the Latest Sarah Palin Documentary

  • The Hong Kong show, on the other hand, deliquesces difference altogether by blending the distinguishing features of traditional religious signage and symbolism into a visually theatrical "oneness" or plenum from which all creation is imagined to emanate and recede.

    G. Roger Denson: In Taipei and Hong Kong, Emily Cheng Bridges Science and Faith

  • Water vapor condenses just above the fields of wheat and yellow rapeseed at the shore and deliquesces their edges into cloud.

    A Year on the Wing

  • In the air it deliquesces much more rapidly than ignited calcium chloride.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 455, September 20, 1884

  • For if while the man is alive the body deliquesces and decays, and yet the soul always weaves her garment anew and repairs the waste, then of course, when the soul perishes, she must have on her last garment, and this only will survive her; but then again when the soul is dead the body will at last show its native weakness, and soon pass into decay.

    Phædo. Paras. 300-399

  • For if while the man is alive the body deliquesces and decays, and yet the soul always weaves her garment anew and repairs the waste, then of course, when the soul perishes, she must have on her last garment, and this only will survive her; but then again, when the soul is dead, the body will at last show its native weakness, and soon pass into decay.

    The Dialogues of Plato, Translated into English with Analyses and Introductions, by B. Jowett.

  • Malic acid has no smell, but a very sour taste, deliquesces by absorption of moisture from the air, is soluble in alcohol, fuses at 150° Fahr., is decomposed at a heat of 348°, and affords by distillation a peculiar acid -- the pyromalic.

    Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs

  • While he is alive the body deliquesces and decays, and the soul always weaves another garment and repairs the waste.

    Phaedo

  • Certainly not one that speedily deliquesces; for they are both unmanageable, and, what is a more important consideration, they may hold in solution, and not decompose the poison, and thus inoculate the whole of the wound.

    The Dog

  • Whence comes it that such nitre maintained in red-hot fusion in a glass retort for half an hour, becomes moist in open air and deliquesces after cooling, and still does not show any trace of alkali?

    Discovery of Oxygen, Part 2

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