calorescence

noun cal·o·res·cence \ ˌkaləˈresᵊn(t)s \

Definition of calorescence

plural -s
: the incandescence of a body produced by the incidence upon it of infrared rays which are thus converted indirectly into radiant energy of shorter wavelength

calorescent

\-ᵊnt\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of calorescence

Latin calor heat + English -escence


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