efflorescence: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ef"lu-res'uns), [key]
— n.
  1. the state or a period of flowering.
  2. an example or result of growth and development: These works are the efflorescence of his genius.
    1. the act or process of efflorescing.
    2. the resulting powdery substance or incrustation.
  3. a rash or eruption of the skin.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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