Dictionary.com

calorescence

[ kal-uh-res-uhns ]
/ ˌkæl əˈrɛs əns /
Save This Word!

noun Physics.
incandescence caused by absorption of radiation having a frequency below that of visible light.
QUIZ
SPRINT TO THE FINISH WITH THIS OLYMPICS QUIZ!
Compete in our Olympics quiz to see if you can take home the gold medal in Olympics knowledge.
Question 1 of 10
Where was the Olympics first held?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of calorescence

1855–65; <Latin calor heat + -escence

OTHER WORDS FROM calorescence

cal·o·res·cent, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for calorescence

calorescence
/ (ˌkæləˈrɛsəns) /

noun
physics the absorption of radiation by a body, subsequently re-emitted at a higher frequency (lower wavelength)

Derived forms of calorescence

calorescent, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK