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candescent

[kan-des-uh nt] /kænˈdɛs ənt/
adjective
1.
glowing; incandescent.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; < Latin candēscent- (stem of candescēns, present participle of candēscere to become bright), equivalent to cand- bright (see candid) + -ēscent- -escent
Related forms
candescence, noun
candescently, adverb
noncandescence, noun
noncandescent, adjective
noncandescently, adverb
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candescent

/kænˈdɛsənt/
adjective
1.
(rare) glowing or starting to glow with heat
Derived Forms
candescence, noun
candescently, adverb
Word Origin
C19: from Latin candescere, from candēre to be white, shine
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candescent

adj.

1824, from Latin candescentem (nominative candescens), present participle of candescere "to become white, begin to gleam," inchoative of candere "to shine, to glow" (see candle).

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