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effulgent

[ih-fuhl-juh nt, ih-foo l-] /ɪˈfʌl dʒənt, ɪˈfʊl-/
adjective
1.
shining forth brilliantly; radiant.
Origin
1730-1740
1730-40; < Latin effulgent- (stem of effulgēns, present participle of effulgēre), equivalent to ef- ef- + fulg(ēre) to shine + -ent- -ent
Related forms
effulgence, noun
effulgently, adverb
uneffulgent, adjective
uneffulgently, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for effulgent

effulgent

/ɪˈfʌldʒənt/
adjective
1.
radiant; brilliant
Derived Forms
effulgence, noun
effulgently, adverb
Word Origin
C18: from Latin effulgēre to shine forth, from fulgēre to shine
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Word Origin and History for effulgent
adj.

1738, back-formation from effulgence, or else from Latin effulgentem (nominative effulgens), present participle of effulgere, from ex "out" (see ex-) + fulgere "to shine" (see bleach (v.)).

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