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coruscate

[kawr-uh-skeyt, kor-] /ˈkɔr əˌskeɪt, ˈkɒr-/
verb (used without object), coruscated, coruscating.
1.
to emit vivid flashes of light; sparkle; scintillate; gleam.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705; < Latin coruscātus past participle of coruscāre to quiver, flash; see coruscant, -ate1
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Examples for coruscate
  • All articles that coruscate with resplendence are not truly auriferous.
British Dictionary definitions for coruscate

coruscate

/ˈkɒrəˌskeɪt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to emit flashes of light; sparkle
Derived Forms
coruscating, adjective
Word Origin
C18: from Latin coruscāre to flash, vibrate
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Word Origin and History for coruscate
v.

1705, from Latin coruscatus, past participle of coruscare "to vibrate, glitter," perhaps from PIE *(s)ker- (2) "leap, jump about" (cf. scherzo). Related: Coruscated; coruscating.

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