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candescent

[kan-des-uh nt] /kænˈdɛs ənt/
adjective
1.
glowing; incandescent.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; < Latin candēscent- (stem of candescēns, present participle of candēscere to become bright), equivalent to cand- bright (see candid) + -ēscent- -escent
Related forms
candescence, noun
candescently, adverb
noncandescence, noun
noncandescent, adjective
noncandescently, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for candescence

candescent

/kænˈdɛsənt/
adjective
1.
(rare) glowing or starting to glow with heat
Derived Forms
candescence, noun
candescently, adverb
Word Origin
C19: from Latin candescere, from candēre to be white, shine
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Word Origin and History for candescence
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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