American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Becoming or tending to become liquid; melting.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a tendency to liquefy; melting; becoming liquid: as, a substance naturally liquescent.
- adj. melting
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Tending to become liquid; inclined to melt; melting.
- adj. becoming liquid
- From Latin liquescens, present participle of liquescere (Wiktionary)
- Latin liquēscēns, liquēscent-, present participle of liquēscere, to become liquid, inchoative of liquēre, to be liquid. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A special modification of the neum form is that which is called liquescent or semivocal.”
“Fitzpiers did not stay more than an hour, but that time had apparently advanced his sentiments towards Grace, once and for all, from a vaguely liquescent to an organic shape.”
“And ever the river was growing rougher and ruder; ever its backbone was beginning to puiver and flounder like a whale underfoot, with its liquescent body of cold, grey, murky water bursting with increasing frequency from its shell of ice, and lapping hungrily at our feet.”
“From the whole, soft, liquescent fluid scene, the impression which I derived was melancholy.”
“The Molokans also had kindled a blaze behind the corner of the barraque, and now its glow was licking the yellow boards of the structure until they seemed almost to be liquescent, to be about to dissolve and flow over the ground in a golden stream.”
“A few had burst open, and were liquescent with decay.”
“Instead, however, of listening to the sermons, Burton got flirting with a Meccan girl with citrine skin and liquescent eyes.”
“He slumped in a motionless, nearly liquescent heap.”
“Mr Gulching, outwardly frigid but inwardly liquescent, agrees that this is so; and adds in a truculent growl that he would like to see 'em try it on.”
“On palma the MS. gives a liquescent note, on the first syllable of adnunciandum it has a podatus (a c, or d f, as this notation should be read a fifth lower) instead of a single note; in the last, a podatus instead of an epiphonus.”
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