excandescence

noun
ex·​can·​des·​cence | \ ˌekskənˈdesᵊn(t)s, -ˌkan- \
variants: or less commonly excandescency \ -​desᵊnsē \
plural excandescences also excandescencies

Definition of excandescence

archaic
: a feverish condition brought on by anger or passion

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History and Etymology for excandescence

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 Jan. 2022.

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