incalescence


in·ca·les·cence

noun \ˌin-kə-ˈle-sən(t)s, ˌiŋ-\

Definition of INCALESCENCE

:  a growing warm or ardent
in·ca·les·cent \-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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