can·​des·​cent | \ kan-ˈde-sᵊnt How to pronounce candescent (audio) \

Definition of candescent

: glowing or dazzling from or as if from great heat

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Examples of candescent in a Sentence

the campers were transfixed by the candescent coals of their seashore fire

First Known Use of candescent

1808, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for candescent

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

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The first known use of candescent was in 1808

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“Candescent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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