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calescent

[kuh-les-uh nt]
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adjective
  1. growing warm; increasing in heat.
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Origin of calescent

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 formsca·les·cence, noun
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Related Words for calescent

blistering, scorching, searing, blazing, sizzling, boiling, sweltering, incandescent, scalding, baking, torrid, fiery, red-hot, tropical, humid, warm, heated, white, sultry, red

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Historical Examples of calescent

  • This calescent mode of proceeding was adopted with the idea of exciting a counter-irritation in the diseased part.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 14

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