excandescence

noun

ex·​can·​des·​cence
ˌekskənˈdesᵊn(t)s,
-ˌkan-
variants or less commonly excandescency
-desᵊnsē
plural excandescences also excandescencies
archaic
: a feverish condition brought on by anger or passion

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Excandescence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/excandescence. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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