Word of the Day June 24, 20017

Efflorescence

Efflorescence
In chemistry, efflorescence is the migration of a salt to the surface of a porous material, where it forms a coating. The essential process comprises the dissolving of an internally held salt in water, or occasionally in another solvent. The water, with the salt now held in solution, migrates to the surface, then evaporates, leaving a coating of the salt.

Word of the Day June 17, 2017

conflagration

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con·fla·gra·tion

 (kŏn′flə-grā′shən)

n.

A large destructive fire.

[Latin cōnflagrātiō, cōnflagrātiōn-, from cōnflagrātus, past participle of cōnflagrāre, to burn up; see conflagrant.]
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conflagration

(ˌkɒnfləˈɡreɪʃən)

n

a large destructive fire
[C16: from Latin conflagrātiō, from conflagrāre to be burnt up, from com- (intensive) + flagrāre to burn; related to Latin fulgur lightning

Word of the day June 12, 2017

empathetic

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em·pa·thet·ic


em′pa·thet′i·cal·ly adv.
empatheticshowing empathy or ready comprehension of others’ states; “a sensitive and empathetic school counselor”

sympatheticexpressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward; “sympathetic to the students’ cause”; “a sympathetic observer”; “a sympathetic gesture”

empathetic

adjective

Cognizant of and comprehending the needs, feelings, problems, and views of others: