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calescent

[kuh-les-uh nt] /kəˈlɛs ənt/
adjective
1.
growing warm; increasing in heat.
Origin of calescent
1795-1805
1795-1805; < Latin calēscent- (stem of calēscēns becoming warm, present participle of calēscere), equivalent to cal- (stem of calēre to be warm) + -ēscent- -escent
Related forms
calescence, noun
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