- absorption of heat without a corresponding increase in temperature when a metal has been heated to a critical point.
Origin of decalescence
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- the absorption of heat when a metal is heated through a particular temperature range, caused by a change in internal crystal structure
C19: from Late Latin dēcalescere to become warm, from Latin de- + calescere, from calēre to be warm
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