in·​ca·​les·​cence ˌin-kə-ˈle-sᵊn(t)s How to pronounce incalescence (audio)
: a growing warm or ardent
incalescent adjective

Word History


Latin incalescere to become warm, from in- + calescere to become warm, inchoative of calēre to be warm — more at lee

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of incalescence was in 1646

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Cite this Entry

“Incalescence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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