Definition of candescent
: glowing or dazzling from or as if from great heat
Examples of candescent
<the campers were transfixed by the candescent coals of their seashore fire>
Origin of candescent
Latin candescent-, candescens, present participle of candescere, inchoative of candēre
First Known Use: 1808
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