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coruscate

[ kawr-uh-skeyt, kor- ]
/ ˈkɔr əˌskeɪt, ˈkɒr- /
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verb (used without object), cor·us·cat·ed, cor·us·cat·ing.

to emit vivid flashes of light; sparkle; scintillate; gleam.

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Origin of coruscate

First recorded in 1695–1705; from Latin coruscātus, past participle of coruscāre “to quiver, flash”; see coruscant, -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for coruscate

coruscate
/ (ˈkɒrəˌskeɪt) /

verb

(intr) to emit flashes of light; sparkle

Derived forms of coruscate

coruscating, adjective

Word Origin for coruscate

C18: from Latin coruscāre to flash, vibrate
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