in candescent



1785–95; < Latin incandēscent- (stem of incandēscēns), present participle of incandēscere to glow. See in-2, candescent

incandescently, adverb
nonincandescent, adjective
nonincandescently, adverb

5. electrifying, brilliant, dynamic. Unabridged
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incandescent (ˌɪnkænˈdɛsənt)
1.  emitting light as a result of being heated to a high temperature; red-hot or white-hot
2.  informal extremely angry; raging
[C18: from Latin incandescere to become hot, glow, from in-² + candescere to grow bright, from candēre to be white; see candid]

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Word Origin & History

1794, from L. incandescentem (nom. incandescens), prp. of incandescere "become warm, glow, kindle," from in- "within" + candescere "begin to glow, become white," inceptive of candere "to glow, to shine" (see candle).
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