ignescent

adjective

ig·​nes·​cent ig-ˈne-sᵊnt How to pronounce ignescent (audio)

Word History

Etymology

Latin ignescent-, ignescens, present participle of ignescere to catch fire, from ignis

First Known Use

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ignescent was circa 1828

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Cite this Entry

“Ignescent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ignescent. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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