candescence

noun
can·​des·​cence | \ kan-ˈde-sᵊn(t)s How to pronounce candescence (audio) \

Definition of candescence

: a candescent state : glowing whiteness

First Known Use of candescence

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

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“Candescence.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/candescence. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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