candescent


can·des·cent

adjective \-sənt\

Definition of CANDESCENT

:  glowing or dazzling from or as if from great heat

Examples of CANDESCENT

  1. <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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