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Bloom vs. Effloresce

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  • Bloom (noun)

    A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud.

  • Bloom (noun)

    Flowers, collectively.

  • Bloom (noun)

    The opening of flowers in general; the state of blossoming or of having the flowers open.

    "The cherry trees are in bloom."

  • Bloom (noun)

    A state or time of beauty, freshness, and vigor/vigour; an opening to higher perfection, analogous to that of buds into blossoms.

    "the bloom of youth"

  • Bloom (noun)

    The delicate, powdery coating upon certain growing or newly-gathered fruits or leaves, as on grapes, plums, etc.

  • Bloom (noun)

    Anything giving an appearance of attractive freshness.

  • Bloom (noun)

    The clouded appearance which varnish sometimes takes upon the surface of a picture.

  • Bloom (noun)

    A yellowish deposit or powdery coating which appears on well-tanned leather.

  • Bloom (noun)

    A popular term for a bright-hued variety of some minerals.

    "the rose-red cobalt bloom"

  • Bloom (noun)

    A white area of cocoa butter that forms on the surface of chocolate when warmed and cooled.

  • Bloom (noun)

    An undesirable halo effect that may occur when a very bright region is displayed next to a very dark region of the screen.

  • Bloom (noun)

    The spongy mass of metal formed in a furnace by the smelting process.

  • Bloom (verb)

    To cause to blossom; to make flourish.

  • Bloom (verb)

    To bestow a bloom upon; to make blooming or radiant.

  • Bloom (verb)

    Of a plant, to produce blooms; to open its blooms.

  • Bloom (verb)

    Of a person, business, etc, to flourish; to be in a state of healthful, growing youth and vigour; to show beauty and freshness.

  • Effloresce (verb)

    To burst into bloom; to flower.

  • Effloresce (verb)

    Of something hidden: to reach glory or power.

  • Effloresce (verb)

    Senses relating to chemistry.

  • Effloresce (verb)

    Of a change from being losing water of crystallization.

  • Effloresce (verb)

    Of a salt: to material (bricks, concrete, earth, rock, etc.) in a state, and then surface in a powdery form.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Bloom (noun)

    A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud; flowers, collectively.

  • Bloom (noun)

    The opening of flowers in general; the state of blossoming or of having the flowers open; as, the cherry trees are in bloom.

  • Bloom (noun)

    A state or time of beauty, freshness, and vigor; an opening to higher perfection, analogous to that of buds into blossoms; as, the bloom of youth.

  • Bloom (noun)

    The delicate, powdery coating upon certain growing or newly-gathered fruits or leaves, as on grapes, plums, etc. Hence: Anything giving an appearance of attractive freshness; a flush; a glow.

  • Bloom (noun)

    The clouded appearance which varnish sometimes takes upon the surface of a picture.

  • Bloom (noun)

    A yellowish deposit or powdery coating which appears on well-tanned leather.

  • Bloom (noun)

    A popular term for a bright-hued variety of some minerals; as, the rose-red cobalt bloom.

  • Bloom (noun)

    A mass of wrought iron from the Catalan forge or from the puddling furnace, deprived of its dross, and shaped usually in the form of an oblong block by shingling.

  • Bloom (verb)

    To produce or yield blossoms; to blossom; to flower or be in flower.

  • Bloom (verb)

    To be in a state of healthful, growing youth and vigor; to show beauty and freshness, as of flowers; to give promise, as by or with flowers.

  • Bloom

    To cause to blossom; to make flourish.

  • Bloom

    To bestow a bloom upon; to make blooming or radiant.

  • Effloresce (verb)

    To blossom forth.

  • Effloresce (verb)

    To change on the surface, or throughout, to a whitish, mealy, or crystalline powder, from a gradual decomposition, esp. from the loss of water, on simple exposure to the air; as, Glauber's salts, and many others, effloresce.

  • Effloresce (verb)

    To become covered with a whitish crust or light crystallization, from a slow chemical change between some of the ingredients of the matter covered and an acid proceeding commonly from an external source; as, the walls of limestone caverns sometimes effloresce with nitrate of calcium in consequence of the action of nitric acid formed in the atmosphere.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Bloom (noun)

    the organic process of bearing flowers;

    "you will stop all bloom if you let the flowers go to seed"

  • Bloom (noun)

    reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts

  • Bloom (noun)

    the best time of youth

  • Bloom (noun)

    a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health

  • Bloom (noun)

    the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

  • Bloom (noun)

    a powdery deposit on a surface

  • Bloom (verb)

    produce or yield flowers;

    "The cherry tree bloomed"

  • Effloresce (verb)

    burst forth into or as if into flower;

    "These manifestations effloresced in the past"

  • Effloresce (verb)

    assume crystalline form; become crystallized

  • Effloresce (verb)

    become encrusted with crystals due to evaporation

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