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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (4)

1. the period of greatest prosperity or productivity;
[syn: flower, prime, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flush]

2. any red eruption of the skin;
[syn: rash, roseola, efflorescence, skin rash]

3. the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms;
[syn: blossoming, flowering, florescence, inflorescence, anthesis, efflorescence]

4. a powdery deposit on a surface;
[syn: efflorescence, bloom]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Efflorescence \Ef`flo*res"cence\, n. [F. efflorescence.] 1. (Bot.) Flowering, or state of flowering; the blooming of flowers; blowth. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) A redness of the skin; eruption, as in rash, measles, smallpox, scarlatina, etc. [1913 Webster] 3. (Chem.) (a) The formation of the whitish powder or crust on the surface of efflorescing bodies, as salts, etc. (b) The powder or crust thus formed. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

efflorescence n 1: the period of greatest prosperity or productivity [syn: flower, prime, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flush] 2: any red eruption of the skin [syn: rash, roseola, efflorescence, skin rash] 3: the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms [syn: blossoming, flowering, florescence, inflorescence, anthesis, efflorescence] 4: a powdery deposit on a surface [syn: efflorescence, bloom]