calescent

[kuh-les-uh nt]

adjective

growing warm; increasing in heat.

Nearby words

  1. calendering,
  2. calends,
  3. calendula,
  4. calenture,
  5. calesa,
  6. calexico,
  7. calf,
  8. calf bone,
  9. calf diphtheria,
  10. calf love

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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