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incalescent

[in-kuh-les-uh nt] /ˌɪn kəˈlɛs ənt/
adjective
1.
increasing in heat or ardor.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; < Latin incalēscent- (stem of incalēscēns) present participle of incalēscere to become warm, glow. See in-2, calescent
Related forms
incalescence, noun
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incalescent

/ˌɪnkəˈlɛsənt/
adjective
1.
(chem) increasing in temperature
Derived Forms
incalescence, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin incalescere, from in-² + calescere to grow warm, from calēre to be warm
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