ignescent

ignescent

[ig-nes-uhnt]
adjective
1.
emitting sparks of fire, as certain stones when struck with steel.
2.
bursting into flame.
noun
3.
an ignescent substance.

Origin:
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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ignescent (ɪɡˈnɛsənt)
 
adj
1.  giving off sparks when struck, as a flint
2.  capable of bursting into flame
 
n
3.  an ignescent substance
 
[C19: from Latin ignescere to become inflamed]

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