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Meaning of COLLIQUATION

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Col`li*qua"tion\, n.
1. A melting together; the act of melting; fusion.

         When sand and ashes are well melted together and
         suffered to cool, there is generated, by the
         colliquation, that sort of concretion we call
         ``glass''.                            --Boyle.

2. (Med.) A processive wasting or melting away of the solid
   parts of the animal system with copious excretions of
   liquids by one or more passages. [Obs.]

 

 

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