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Date: 1700-1800
Language: Latin
Origin: , present participle of incandescere, from candescere 'to become hot'

incandescent

adjective
     
Related topics: Electricity, Electricity
in‧can‧des‧cent
1 very angry:
The Prince was said to be incandescent with rage.
2 technical producing a bright light when heated:
the invention of the incandescent lamp
3 literary very bright:
incandescent flowers
incandescence noun [uncountable]

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