incalescence

noun
in·​ca·​les·​cence | \ ˌin-kə-ˈle-sᵊn(t)s How to pronounce incalescence (audio) , ˌiŋ- \

Definition of incalescence

: a growing warm or ardent

Other Words from incalescence

incalescent \ ˌin-​kə-​ˈle-​sᵊnt How to pronounce incalescent (audio) , ˌiŋ-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of incalescence

1646, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for incalescence

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

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“Incalescence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/incalescence. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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