incalescent

incalescent

[in-kuh-les-uhnt]
adjective
increasing in heat or ardor.

Origin:
1670–80; < Latin incalēscent- (stem of incalēscēns) present participle of incalēscere to become warm, glow. See in-2, calescent

incalescence, noun
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incalescent (ˌɪnkəˈlɛsənt)
 
adj
chem increasing in temperature
 
[C17: from Latin incalescere, from in-² + calescere to grow warm, from calēre to be warm]
 
inca'lescence
 
n

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