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Denoting a solid capable of deliquescence.
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The process of becoming liquefied or moist by absorbing of water from the air. Ordinary table salt has this property.
deliquescent, adjective
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Having the property of taking up water from the atmosphere in sufficient quantity to dissolve itself.
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(of a substance) becoming liquid by dissolving in water absorbed from the surrounding atmosphere.
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