scintillating; sparkling.

1600–10; < Latin scintillant- (stem of scintillāns, present participle of scintillāre to send out sparks; flash). See scintilla, -ant

scintillantly, adverb
unscintillant, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To Scintillant
World English Dictionary
scintillate (ˈsɪntɪˌleɪt)
1.  (also tr) to give off (sparks); sparkle; twinkle
2.  to be animated or brilliant
3.  physics to give off flashes of light as a result of the impact of particles or photons
[C17: from Latin scintillāre, from scintilla a spark]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Scintillation vial containing scintillant and sample known to contain no radioactivity: for liquid scintillation counters.
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature