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incandescence

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the steady giving off of the form of radiation that makes vision possible
  • candles made from whale oil were once highly prized because they burned with an incandescence superior to that of other candles

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The first known use of incandescence was circa 1656

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“Incandescence.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/incandescence. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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