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
Devotees of this incandescently funny novel may quarrel with my brief summary here.
Those rockfalls from the new dome uncover momentary brilliance as the newly exposed hot rock glows incandescently.
The point you're missing is incandescently obvious, actually.
Yellow tipping: generation of soot particles within a flame that radiate incandescently, exhibiting a yellow color.
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