liquescent

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj liquescent becoming liquid
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Liquescent Tending to become liquid; inclined to melt; melting.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • liquescent Having a tendency to liquefy; melting; becoming liquid: as, a substance naturally liquescent.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Liquescent melting
    • ***

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. liquescens, p. pr. of liquescere, to become liquid, incho. fr. liquere, to be liquid
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. liquefacĕreliquēre, to be fluid or liquid, facĕre, to make.

Usage

In literature:

From the whole, soft, liquescent fluid scene, the impression which I derived was melancholy.
"Through Russia" by Maxim Gorky
His heart, already liquescent, melted entirely.
""Pip"" by Ian Hay
***

In poetry:

The moon is still a crescent, love;
And here with thee 'tis pleasant, love,
To sit and dream in its thin gleam,
And list thy sighs liquescent, love:
To see thy eyes and fondle thy dark tresses,
Set on warm lips imperishable kisses.
"Falerina" by Madison Julius Cawein