deliquium

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n deliquium a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Deliquium (Chem) A melting or dissolution in the air, or in a moist place; a liquid condition; as, a salt falls into a deliquium .
    • Deliquium A melting or maudlin mood.
    • Deliquium A sinking away; a swooning.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n deliquium In chem., a melting or liquefaction by absorption of moisture, as of a salt.
    • n deliquium Figuratively, a melting or maudlin mood of mind.
    • n deliquium An interruption or failure of the sun's light, whether caused by an eclipse or otherwise.
    • n deliquium In medicine, a failure of vital force; syncope.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Deliquium de-lik′wi-um liquefaction by absorption of moisture.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. See Deliquiate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Low L. deliquium—L. de, down, and liquēre, to melt.

Usage

In literature:

The Assembly melts, under such pressure, into deliquium; or, as it is officially called, adjourns.
"The French Revolution" by Thomas Carlyle
It was thus that the Duke saw Zuleika's: a monstrous deliquium a-glare.
"Zuleika Dobson" by Max Beerbohm
Deliquium patitur charitas, odium ejus loco succedit.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
Instantly the man of the world, the squire of dames, went off into a deliquium of tender emotion.
"Play-Making" by William Archer
At nunc heu nixu secli melioris in ipso Deliquium patitur!
"The Complete Works of Richard Crashaw, Volume II (of 2)" by Richard Crashaw
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