- growing warm; increasing in heat.
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
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Related Words for calescentblistering, 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.