[ kuh-les-uh nt ]
/ kəˈlɛs ənt /


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

Related forms

ca·les·cence, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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