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calescent

[ kuh-les-uhnt ]
/ kəˈlɛs ənt /
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adjective

growing warm; increasing in heat.

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Origin of calescent

First recorded in 1795–1805; from Latin calēscent- (stem of calēscēns “becoming warm,” present participle of calēscere ), equivalent to cal- (stem of calēre “to be warm”) + -ēscent- adjective suffix indicating the beginning of a process or action; see -escent

OTHER WORDS FROM calescent

ca·les·cence, noun
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