excandescence

noun ex·can·des·cence \ˌekskənˈdesən(t)s, -ˌkan-\
variants: less commonly

excandescency

\-desənsē\

Definition of excandescence

plural

excandescences

also

excandescencies

archaic

  1. :  a feverish condition brought on by anger or passion

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Origin and Etymology of excandescence

Latin excandescentia, from excandescent-, excandescens (present participle of excandescere to grow hot, glow, burn, from ex- 1ex- + candescere to glow, grow red hot, inchoative of candēre to shine) + -ia -y — more at candid


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