Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Blooming; being in flower.
- Apt to effioresce; subject to effiorescence: as, an efflorescent salt.
- Covered or incrusted with effiorescence.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. That effloresces, or is liable to effloresce on exposure.
- adj. Covered with an efflorescence.
- adj. bursting into flower
“So far as a restless mortal -- more or less aweary of most things -- like myself can be made happy by any other human being, I believe your good wishes are safe of realisation; at any rate, it will be my fault if they are not, and I beg you never to imagine that I could confound the piety of friendship with the "efflorescent" variety.”
“So far as a restless mortal ” more or less aweary of most things ” like myself can be made happy by any other human being, I believe your good wishes are safe of realisation; at any rate, it will be my fault if they are not, and I beg you never to imagine that I could confound the piety of friendship with the "efflorescent" variety.”
“Emerging incrementally from individual clusters of endless ruffles, five women eventually twirl to full height as so many efflorescent flamenco dancers.”
“Feeling more at home in the Muslim world of Spain, North Africa and the Middle East, Sephardim such as Maimonides took up the challenge of that new civilization, a civilization best characterized by the term "religious humanism," and produced an efflorescent literature that was matched by an economic dynamism that in the early modern period extended its reach into Holland, England, and Italy.”
“For designers, sleek good taste became an inspiration as they decisively shifted away from the previously efflorescent period in car design, the fabulous 1950s, with its tailfins, hood ornaments, and whitewall tires.”
“Composed of microscopic particles smaller than ten microns PM10, the dust contains significant levels of toxic metals like selenium, arsenic, and lead along with efflorescent salts.”
“In the early days of TV with only three or four broadcasters, television was forced to assume all people were essentially alike and accordingly had to deny the most obvious fact about consumers and citizens -- their prodigious, efflorescent diversity.”
“My surprise at this sudden transition from extreme sickness to health in great measure ceased when I observed that the inoculated pustule had occasioned, in this case, the common efflorescent appearance around it, and that as it approached the centre it was nearly in an erysipelatous state.”
“By far the greater number on whom trials were made resisted it entirely; yet I found some on whose arm the pustule from inoculation was formed completely, but without producing the common efflorescent blush around it, or any constitutional illness, while others have had the disease in the most perfect manner.”
“You do not have to think very long or hard to learn that all mysteries are ensconced in language and extractable from language, and that obedience to the intricacies of language in turn reveals the exact astro-dynamic efflorescent energy of place and circumstance we nickname Truth.”
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