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ignescent

[ig-nes-uh nt] /ɪgˈnɛs ənt/
adjective
1.
emitting sparks of fire, as certain stones when struck with steel.
2.
bursting into flame.
noun
3.
an ignescent substance.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Latin ignēscent- (stem of ignēscēns), present participle of ignēscere to catch fire, equivalent to ign(is) fire + -ēscent- -escent
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British Dictionary definitions for ignescent

ignescent

/ɪɡˈnɛsənt/
adjective
1.
giving off sparks when struck, as a flint
2.
capable of bursting into flame
noun
3.
an ignescent substance
Word Origin
C19: from Latin ignescere to become inflamed
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