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lĭquesco, lĭcŭi, 3, v. inch. n. [liqueo], to become fluid or liquid, to melt.

  1. I. Lit.: tabes nivis liquescentis, Liv. 21, 36: haec ut cera liquescit, Verg. E. 8, 80; Ov. M. 5, 431: volnificusque chalybs vastā fornace liquescit, Verg. A. 8, 446; Plin. 37, 10, 59, § 162: corpora foeda jacentdilapsa liquescunt, i. e. putrefy, Ov. M. 7, 550.
    1. B. Transf.
      1. 1. To become clear, limpid: aqua liquescit ac subsidit, Auct. B. Alex. 5.
      2. 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.
  2. II. Trop.
    1. A. To grow soft, effeminate: qua (voluptate) cum liquescimus, Cic. Tusc. 2, 22, 52.
    2. 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.