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incandescent

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adjective in·can·des·cent \-sənt\

Simple Definition of incandescent

  • : white or glowing because of great heat

  • : producing bright light when heated

  • : very impressive, successful, or intelligent

Full Definition of incandescent

  1. 1 a :  white, glowing, or luminous with intense heat b :  strikingly bright, radiant, or clear c :  marked by brilliance especially of expression <incandescent wit> d :  characterized by glowing zeal :  ardent <incandescent affection>

  2. 2 a :  of, relating to, or being light produced by incandescence b :  producing light by incandescence

in·can·des·cent·ly adverb

Examples of incandescent

  1. <sitting in darkness, except for the incandescent coals of our campfire>

  2. <a speaker incandescent with righteous anger over the treatment of the refugees>



Origin of incandescent

probably from French, from Latin incandescent-, incandescens, present participle of incandescere to become hot, from in- + candescere to become hot, from candēre to glow — more at candid


First Known Use: 1794


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incandescent

noun in·can·des·cent

Definition of incandescent

  1. :  lightbulb a



1900

First Known Use of incandescent

1900

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INCANDESCENT Defined for Kids

incandescent

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adjective in·can·des·cent \ˌin-kən-ˈde-sənt\

Definition of incandescent

  1. :  white or glowing with great heat





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