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incandescent (adj.)

"glowing with heat, rendered luminous by heat," 1794, from French incandescent (18c.) or directly from Latin incandescentem (nominative incandescens), present participle of incandescere "become warm, glow, kindle," from in- "within" (from PIE root *en "in") + candescere "begin to glow, become white," inceptive of candere "to glow, to shine" (from PIE root *kand- "to shine"). In reference to electric light, from 1881. The verb incandesce (1838), originally in science, is perhaps a back-formation.

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Definitions of incandescent

incandescent (adj.)
emitting light as a result of being heated;
an incandescent bulb
Synonyms: candent
incandescent (adj.)
characterized by ardent emotion or intensity or brilliance;
an incandescent performance
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