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ignescent

[ ig-nes-uhnt ]
/ ɪgˈnɛs ənt /
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adjective
emitting sparks of fire, as certain stones when struck with steel.
bursting into flame.
noun
an ignescent substance.
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Origin of ignescent

1820–30; <Latin ignēscent- (stem of ignēscēns), present participle of ignēscere to catch fire, equivalent to ign(is) fire + -ēscent--escent
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British Dictionary definitions for ignescent

ignescent
/ (ɪɡˈnɛsənt) /

adjective
giving off sparks when struck, as a flint
capable of bursting into flame
noun
an ignescent substance

Word Origin for ignescent

C19: from Latin ignescere to become inflamed
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