CAN DESCENT

candescent

[kan-des-uhnt]
adjective
glowing; incandescent.

Origin:
1815–25; < Latin candēscent- (stem of candescēns, present participle of candēscere to become bright), equivalent to cand- bright (see candid) + -ēscent- -escent

candescence, noun
candescently, adverb
noncandescence, noun
noncandescent, adjective
noncandescently, adverb
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candescent (kænˈdɛsənt)
 
adj
rare glowing or starting to glow with heat
 
[C19: from Latin candescere, from candēre to be white, shine]
 
can'descence
 
n
 
can'descently
 
adv

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candescent
1824, from L. candescentem (nom. candescens), prp. of candescere "to become white, begin to gleam," inchoative of candere "to shine, to glow" (see candle).
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