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incalescent

[in-kuh-les-uh nt]
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adjective
  1. increasing in heat or ardor.

Origin of incalescent

1670–80; < Latin incalēscent- (stem of incalēscēns) present participle of incalēscere to become warm, glow. See in-2, calescent
Related formsin·ca·les·cence, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for incalescent

incalescent

adjective
  1. chem increasing in temperature
Derived Formsincalescence, noun

Word Origin

C17: from Latin incalescere, from in- ² + calescere to grow warm, from calēre to be warm
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