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Below you will find the definition of efflorescence, followed by 44 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
EXAMPLES - Efflorescence in a Sentence
- The second element that causes efflorescence is water. (source)
- I understand this to be called efflorescence, and it is caused by salts. (source)
- It could even cause masonry efflorescence, which is commonly called salitre. (source)
- Typically, the efflorescence problem is more cosmetic rather than destructive. (source)
- This latter phenomenon, known as efflorescence, is mostly confined to artificial salts. (source)
- In the early 2000s there was this incredible efflorescence of anger and excitement . . . (source)
- The great efflorescence coincided with the Jazz Age boom that led to the collapse of 1929. (source)
- I was especially interested in the efflorescence of Spanish crime fiction after Franco died. (source)
- She was bathed in swirling red energy that lined her crimson skin in translucent efflorescence. (source)
- He did discover that efflorescence of sexuality reaches its zenith around the age of three to five. (source)
- God as illustrated by the damnation of others, their hearts burst into a kind of efflorescence of joy. (source)
- You're absolutely right: in the 1970s there was a great efflorescence of conservative intellectual life. (source)
- And that efflorescence is religious, which is to say, for the most part, restrained and tradition-minded. (source)
- The world has never before been so close to a lasting peace and a quiet but glorious efflorescence than now. (source)
- Architecture, sculpture, painting, music, and poetry, may truly be called the efflorescence of civilised life. (source)
- After a brief efflorescence, fueled we are told by a hormonal spike, this wayward party of Woodstock and S.D.S., (source)
- The water that enters the exterior wall then causes masonry efflorescence or salitre on the interior of the wall. (source)
- Small leaks in the roof will infiltrate the roof structure to ultimately cause the efflorescence on the interior ceiling. (source)
- But there's a new kind of efflorescence here, one that speaks, I think, to the basic conservatism of Third World populations. (source)
- On inclined roofs the efflorescence stain may occur downhill from the source of the leak on the roof and not directly above the stain. (source)
- "efflorescence", which appears temporarily on the surface of the brick, and is caused by soluble salts inherent in the clay or process water. (source)
- "The city is growing, my friend," I explained, pleased at his interest, and briefly adumbrated the recent efflorescence of our golden metropolis. (source)
- Except for the occasional surprise efflorescence there's a beautiful, curving mesh tower rising up in one, the pits seem somewhat beside the point. (source)
- The baleful efflorescence of racist sentiments in the post-World War I era prompted the Census Bureau to simplify its stratification of the American pigmentocracy. (source)
- The Madrassa was constructed during the second efflorescence of Abbasid culture by the Caliph al Mustansir between 1227 and 1234, before the obliterating Mongol invasion of 1258. (source)
- - A possible defect of burnt bricks is "efflorescence", which appears temporarily on the surface of the brick, and is caused by soluble salts inherent in the clay or process water. (source)
- So care needs to be taken to determine the correct location and source of water that is causing the efflorescence to minimize and hopefully eliminate this root cause of the problem. (source)
- His 2005 book, "Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945," is considered a landmark study, examining the political, social and cultural efflorescence across Europe since World War II. (source)
- Architecture, sculpture, painting, music, and poetry may truly be called the efflorescence of civilised life, but the production of a healthy civilised life must be the first condition. (source)
- It overflowed with dance, poetry, calligraphy and music all of which are discussed in the catalog, while a lively mix of European and Asian models gave rise to an efflorescence of the visual arts. (source)
- Maybe that's why the zesty, in-your-face-y cultural efflorescence of past conferences is gone; just two years ago, in Bangkok, activists erected a giant condom prominently by the entrance to the hall. (source)
- After its original efflorescence, trade routes changed and the site lay dormant for about 500 years before it burst forth again in a brief but amazingly productive period approximately between A.D. 460 and 480. (source)
- The separation of church and state was not an attempt to secularize America, Kidd argues -- on the contrary, it was a move that achieved the goal of making American soil uniquely fertile for the efflorescence of religion. (source)
- He sickened on the eighth day, went through the disease with the usual slight symptoms, and without any inflammation on the arm beyond the common efflorescence surrounding the pustule, an appearance so often seen in inoculated smallpox. (source)
- His book on the Russian Revolution saw this cataclysmic event as "A People's Tragedy," and in Natasha's Dance he surveyed the remarkable efflorescence of Russian culture in all its forms since its entrance into the modern world under Peter the Great. (source)
- Practical problems acquired a philosophical urgency, and where once innovation was "an efflorescence rather than a continuous process," nature came to be seen as something that could be controlled and exploited through inductive and experime ntal methods. (source)
- Other than the obvious puddle of water on the floor, the smell of humidity and efflorescence on the walls - all of which has happened in the last month - there are other subtle signs of how a house will perform during the rainy season even before the rains begin to fall. (source)
- Hundreds of thousands of honest consumers, sick of the state of their nation, calling up or coming by on a daily basis to complain about this open sewage, this festering efflorescence of lies, and threatening a personal boycott against the offending business if it continues. (source)
- Or if you're planning to paint an exterior stone wall covered with crusty, white salt deposit, you'll learn from PaintRemedy that efflorescence/mottling (shown) is the issue, that excessive moisture is a likely culprit, and that roof and gutter repair are likely part of the fix. (source)
- I can already see the rise of a new Athens, a new Rome in the depths of the oceans, the efflorescence of a new Paris with an underwater Louvre and an underwater Sorbonne with an underwater Arc de Triomphe and an underwater War Memorial, with underwater theaters and underwater boulevards. (source)
- Although Rome's special connection to Pythagoras thus had earlier roots, those roots alone do not explain the efflorescence of Pythagoreanism in golden age Latin literature; some stimulus probably came from the rebirth of what were seen as Pythagorean practices in the way certain people lived. (source)
- It was British free trade epitomized by the repeal of the Corn Laws by Sir Robert Peel that brought about the fabulous advance of the Victorian era and the "efflorescence" of the Industrial Age, leading to the many inventions, amenities and advancements that make our current lives more comfortable. (source)
- An efflorescence of a palish red colour soon appeared about the parts where the matter was inserted, and spread itself rather extensively, but died away in a few days without producing any variolous symptoms. 6 She has since been repeatedly employed as a nurse to smallpox patients, without experiencing any ill consequences. (source)
- "Night Falls Fast" comes as an efflorescence of info, a fascinating compendium of medical and anecdotal epiphanies: most suicides take place in spring, not winter (probably because of the effect of sunlight on certain neurotransmitters); Dorothy Parker, during convalescence, proudly flashed blue ribbons over her bandaged wrists, like bracelets. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 44 example sentences provided below is 38.0, which suggests that "efflorescence" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 7 synonyms for efflorescence.
anthesis, developing, flowering, folding, rash, redness, sprouting
We have 0 antonyms for efflorescence.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of efflorescence from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) Botany A state or time of flowering; anthesis.
- (noun) A gradual process of unfolding or developing.
- (noun) The highest point; the culmination. See Synonyms at bloom1.
- (noun) Chemistry The deposit that results from the process of efflorescing. Also called bloom1.
- (noun) Chemistry The process of efflorescing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) 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.
- (noun) The production of flowers.
- (noun) An encrustation of soluble salts, commonly white, deposited on the surface of stone, brick, plaster, or mortar; usually caused by free alkalies leached from mortar or adjacent concrete as moisture moves through it.
- (noun) An encrustation of soluble salts, deposited on rock or soil by evaporation; often found in arid or geothermal environments.
- (noun) Rapid flowering of a culture or civilisation etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) Flowering, or state of flowering; the blooming of flowers; blowth.
- (noun) A redness of the skin; eruption, as in rash, measles, smallpox, scarlatina, etc.
- (noun) The formation of the whitish powder or crust on the surface of efflorescing bodies, as salts, etc.
- (noun) The powder or crust thus formed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) The act of effiorescing or blossoming out; also, an aggregation of blossoms, or an appearance resembling or suggesting a mass of flowers.
- (noun) In botany, the time or state of flowering; anthesis.
- (noun) In medicine, a redness of the skin; a rash; eruption, as in measles, smallpox, scarlatina, etc.
- (noun) In chem., the formation of small white threads or spiculæ, resembling the sublimated matter called flowers, on the surface of certain bodies, as salts, or on the surface of any permeable body or substance; the incrustation so formed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
- (noun) any red eruption of the skin
- (noun) the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
- (noun) a powdery deposit on a surface