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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Deliquium \De*liq"ui*um\, n. [L. See {Deliquiate}.]
     1. (Chem.) A melting or dissolution in the air, or in a moist
        place; a liquid condition; as, a salt falls into a
        deliquium. [R.]
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     2. A sinking away; a swooning. [Obs.] --Bacon.
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     3. A melting or maudlin mood. --Carlyle.
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From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       n : a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient
           blood to the brain [syn: {faint}, {swoon}, {syncope}]

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