candescent

candescent 1824, from L. candescentem (nom. candescens), prp. of candescere "to become white, begin to gleam," inchoative of candere "to shine, to glow" (see CANDLE (Cf. candle)).

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  • Candescent — Can*des cent, a. [L. candescens, entis, p. pr. of candescere, v. incho. fr. candere to shine.] Glowing; luminous; incandescent. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • candescent — [kan des′ənt] adj. [L candescens, prp. of candescere, inceptive form of candere, to shine < IE base * kand , to glow > Sans candati, (it) gleams] Rare glowing with intense heat; incandescent candescence n …   English World dictionary

  • candescent — adjective Etymology: Latin candescent , candescens, present participle of candescere, inchoative of candēre Date: 1808 glowing or dazzling from or as if from great heat …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • candescent — candescence, n. candescently, adv. /kan des euhnt/, adj. glowing; incandescent. [1815 25; < L candescent (s. of candescens, prp. of candescere to become bright), equiv. to cand bright (see CANDID) + escent ESCENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • candescent — can•des•cent [[t]kænˈdɛs ənt[/t]] adj. thr glowing; incandescent • Etymology: 1815–25; < L candēscent , s. of candēscēns, prp. of candēscere to become bright can•des′cence, n. can•des′cent•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • candescent — adjective glowing with heat; white hot, incandescent See Also: candescence …   Wiktionary

  • candescent — Synonyms and related words: ablaze, afire, aflame, aflicker, aglow, alight, ardent, beaming, beamy, blazing, blushing, bright and sunny, burning, candent, comburent, conflagrant, flagrant, flaming, flaring, flickering, flushing, fuming, gleaming …   Moby Thesaurus

  • candescent — adj. bright, glowing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • candescent — can·des·cent …   English syllables

  • candescent — /kænˈdɛsənt/ (say kan desuhnt) adjective glowing; incandescent. {Latin candescens, present participle, beginning to glow} –candescence, noun –candescently, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

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