glowing; incandescent.

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 Unabridged
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candescent (kænˈdɛsənt)
rare glowing or starting to glow with heat
[C19: from Latin candescere, from candēre to be white, shine]

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Word Origin & History

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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Example sentences
All other installations shall be wired in the same manner as battery pack candescent fixtures.
At night the grounds and buildings will be brilliantly illuminated by hundreds of colored in candescent and arc lights.
It is an in candescent, consuming flame that dulls me sitting at your knees, cradled in your heart.
The structure will be wired for in candescent electric lights and gas fixtures will also be put in.
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