[kan-duh nt]


glowing with heat; being at a white heat.

Nearby words

  1. candace,
  2. candela,
  3. candelabra,
  4. candelabrum,
  5. candelilla,
  6. candescent,
  7. candescently,
  8. candia,
  9. candice,
  10. candicidin

Origin of candent

1570–80; < Latin candent- (stem of candēns, present participle of candēre to be shining white), equivalent to cand- bright (see candid) + -ent- -ent Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for candent

  • The low ceiling was fused where the day poured through, became a candent vapour, volatilised.

    The Sea and the Jungle|H. M. Tomlinson
  • The canoe going downstream appeared to dissolve in candent vapour.

    The Sea and the Jungle|H. M. Tomlinson

British Dictionary definitions for candent



an archaic word for incandescent

Word Origin for candent

C16: from Latin candēre to shine

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