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EFFLORESCENCE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does efflorescence mean? 

EFFLORESCENCE (noun)
  The noun EFFLORESCENCE has 4 senses:

1. the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
2. any red eruption of the skin
3. the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
4. a powdery deposit on a surface

  Familiarity information: EFFLORESCENCE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EFFLORESCENCE (noun)


Sense 1efflorescence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The period of greatest prosperity or productivity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

heyday; efflorescence; flush; peak; prime; blossom; flower; bloom

Hypernyms ("efflorescence" is a kind of...):

period; period of time; time period (an amount of time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "efflorescence"):

golden age (a time period when some activity or skill was at its peak)


Sense 2efflorescence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any red eruption of the skin

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

skin rash; roseola; rash; efflorescence

Hypernyms ("efflorescence" is a kind of...):

eruption (symptom consisting of a breaking out and becoming visible)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "efflorescence"):

heat rash; miliaria; prickly heat (obstruction of the sweat ducts during high heat and humidity)

hives; nettle rash; urticaria; urtication (an itchy skin eruption characterized by weals with pale interiors and well-defined red margins; usually the result of an allergic response to insect bites or food or drugs)


Sense 3efflorescence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

inflorescence; flowering; florescence; blossoming; anthesis; efflorescence

Hypernyms ("efflorescence" is a kind of...):

development; growing; growth; maturation; ontogenesis; ontogeny ((biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level)


Sense 4efflorescence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A powdery deposit on a surface

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

efflorescence; bloom

Hypernyms ("efflorescence" is a kind of...):

crystallisation; crystallization; crystallizing (the formation of crystals)


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