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deliquescence

 [del″ĭ-kwes´ens]
the condition of becoming moist or liquefied as a result of absorption of water from the air.

del·i·ques·cence

(del'i-kwes'ents),
Becoming damp or liquid by absorption of water from the atmosphere and then dissolving in the water taken up; a property found in certain salts, such as CaCl2.
[L. de-liquesco, to melt or become liquid]

deliquescence

/del·i·ques·cence/ (del″ĭ-kwes´ens) dampness or liquefaction from the absorption of water from air.deliques´cent

del·i·ques·cence

(del'i-kwes'ĕns)
Becoming damp or liquid by absorption of water from the atmosphere; a property of certain salts, such as CaCl2.
[L. de-liquesco, to melt or become liquid]

deliquescence

the condition of becoming moist or liquified as a result of absorption of water from the air.
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But though we've become proficient in seeing through a Legrandin, the very facility with which we do so may keep us from seeing what we don't already know: that Legrandin's "hypocrisy"--his pretending to hate what he really loves--is perhaps a little more complicated than we think; that his "hatred" is as sincere as his "love," insofar as loving "society" (le monde) while knowing it to be a bad object--the object you're not supposed to love--means cultivating an acute sensitivity to its badness, positively refining a taste for its gamy deliquescence (high society being "high" in more ways than one), a deliquescence like that, for example, of meat going bad.
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