- to emit vivid flashes of light; sparkle; scintillate; gleam.
Origin of coruscate
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- (intr) to emit flashes of light; sparkle
C18: from Latin coruscāre to flash, vibrate
Word Origin and History for coruscating
1705, from Latin coruscatus, past participle of coruscare "to vibrate, glitter," perhaps from PIE *(s)ker- (2) "leap, jump about" (cf. scherzo). Related: Coruscated; coruscating.
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