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[in-kuh n-des]
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verb (used with or without object), in·can·desced, in·can·desc·ing.
  1. to glow or cause to glow with heat.
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Origin of incandesce

First recorded in 1870–75; back formation from incandescent
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Related Words for incandesce

shine, luminesce, glare, gleam, burn, yield, blaze, radiate, glitter, emit, glow

British Dictionary definitions for incandesce


  1. (intr) to exhibit incandescence
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