incandescent

[in-kuhn-des-uhnt]
adjective
1.
(of light) produced by incandescence.
2.
glowing or white with heat.
3.
intensely bright; brilliant.
4.
brilliant; masterly; extraordinarily lucid: an incandescent masterpiece; incandescent wit.
5.
aglow with ardor, purpose, etc.: the incandescent vitality of youth.

Origin:
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.
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incandescent (ˌɪnkænˈdɛsənt)
 
adj
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]
 
incan'descently
 
adv

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incandescent
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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Example sentences
Replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs, which provide
  the same amount of light while using less energy.
It's been more than a century since he lit incandescent bulbs wirelessly in his
  lab, and yet you're still plugging into the wall.
The volcano itself is throwing incandescent bombs near the vent along with
  producing copious ash.
To the outside world he was a jovial, talkative and incandescent personality
  who illuminated a room and fired imaginations.
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