Etymology
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incandescence (n.)

1650s, figurative, "state of being 'inflamed,' " from French incandescence, from incandescent (see incandescent). Literal meaning "the condition of glowing from heat" is by 1794.

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Definitions of incandescence

incandescence (n.)
the phenomenon of light emission by a body as its temperature is raised;
Synonyms: glow
incandescence (n.)
light from heat;
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