recalescence

noun

re·​ca·​les·​cence
ˌrēkəˈlesᵊn(t)s
plural -s
: the increase in temperature when the rate of heat liberation during transformation exceeds the rate of heat dissipation while cooling metal through a transformation range compare decalescence

Word History

Etymology

Latin recalescere to grow warm again (from re- + calescere to grow warm, inchoative of calēre to be warm) + English -ence

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“Recalescence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recalescence. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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