in·​can·​desce ˌin-kən-ˈdes How to pronounce incandesce (audio)
 also  -(ˌ)kan-
incandesced; incandescing

intransitive verb

: to be or become incandescent

Word History


Latin incandescere

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of incandesce was in 1874

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Cite this Entry

“Incandesce.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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