Incandescent



[in-kuh n-des-uh nt] /ˌɪn kənˈdɛs ənt/

adjective
1.
(of light) produced by .
2.
glowing or white with heat.
3.
intensely bright; brilliant.
4.
brilliant; masterly; extraordinarily lucid:
an incandescent masterpiece; incandescent wit.
5.
aglow with ardor, purpose, etc.:
the incandescent vitality of youth.
/ˌɪnkænˈdɛsənt/
adjective
1.
emitting light as a result of being heated to a high temperature; red-hot or white-hot
2.
(informal) extremely angry; raging
adj.

1794, from French incandescent or directly from Latin incandescentem (nominative incandescens), present participle of incandescere “become warm, glow, kindle,” from in- “within” (see in- (2)) + candescere “begin to glow, become white,” inceptive of candere “to glow, to shine” (see candle).

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