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lĭquesco , lĭcŭi , 3,
I.v. inch. n. [liqueo], to become fluid or liquid, to melt.
B. Transf.
1. To become clear, limpid: aqua liquescit ac subsidit, Auct. B. Alex. 5.—
2. Of the liquid sound of l, m, n, r with other consonants, to merge, coalesce, be confined with other sounds: “eorum sonus liquescit et tenuatur,Val. Prob. p. 1389 P.—
II. Trop.
A. To grow soft, effeminate: “qua (voluptate) cum liquescimus,Cic. Tusc. 2, 22, 52. —
B. To melt or waste away: “fortuna liquescit,Ov. Ib. 425.—Of a person: “minui et deperire, et, ut proprie dicam, liquescere,Sen. Ep. 26.
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