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incalescence

play
noun in·ca·les·cence \ˌin-kə-ˈle-sən(t)s, ˌiŋ-\

Definition of incalescence

  1. :  a growing warm or ardent

incalescent play \-sənt\ adjective


Origin of incalescence

Latin incalescere to become warm, from in- + calescere to become warm, inchoative of calēre to be warm — more at lee


First Known Use: 1646


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