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[ih-fuhl-juh ns, ih-foo l‐] /ɪˈfʌl dʒəns, ɪˈfʊl‐/

a brilliant radiance; a shining forth.

1660s, from Late Latin effulgentia (from Latin effulgentum; see effulgent) + -ce.


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