opalesce

opalesce

[oh-puh-les]
verb (used without object), opalesced, opalescing.
to exhibit a play of colors like that of the opal.

Origin:
1810–20; back formation from opalescent

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opalesce (ˌəʊpəˈlɛs)
 
vb
(intr) to exhibit a milky iridescence

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