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noun 
  1. (chemistry) The formation of a powdery surface on crystals, as a hydrate is converted to anhydrous form by losing loosely bound water of crystallization to the atmosphere.
  2. (botany) The production of flowers.
  3. (metaphorical) Rapid flowering of a culture or civilisation etc.
  4. (pathology) A redness, rash, or eruption on the skin.
Translations: 
  • French: efflorescence
  • Italian: efflorescenza
Etymology: Latin efflorescere - ex, out, florescere, to blossom


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