candescent

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adjective can·des·cent \-sənt\

Definition of candescent

  1. :  glowing or dazzling from or as if from great heat

Examples of candescent in a sentence

  1. <the campers were transfixed by the candescent coals of their seashore fire>

Origin and Etymology of candescent

Latin candescent-, candescens, present participle of candescere, inchoative of candēre


First Known Use: 1808


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