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effloresce

  

      vb   intr  
1    to burst forth into or as if into flower; bloom  
2    to become powdery by loss of water or crystallization  
3    to become encrusted with powder or crystals as a result of chemical change or the evaporation of a solution  
     (C18: from Latin efflorescere to blossom, from florescere, from flos flower)  
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