Meaning of efflorescence in English:


Pronunciation /ɛfləˈrɛs(ə)ns/

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mass noun
  • 1The formation of a powdery deposit on the surface of brickwork, rock, or other material as a result of loss of moisture on exposure to air.

    ‘cover the brickwork to minimize efflorescence’
    • ‘efflorescence stains on the walls’
    • ‘efflorescences found on the sheltered undersides of shale ledges’
  • 2Rapid growth or development.

    ‘the state is enjoying an incomparable cultural efflorescence’
    • ‘the efflorescence of capitalism’