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incandesce

[ in-kuhn-des ]
/ ˌɪn kənˈdɛs /
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verb (used with or without object), in·can·desced, in·can·desc·ing.

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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Example sentences from the Web for incandesce

  • And then the stars, grand lighthouses of the Heavens, in their turn incandesce.

    Astronomy for Amateurs|Camille Flammarion
  • The molecules incandesce, and burn like true stars with a brilliancy that is often magnificent.

    Astronomy for Amateurs|Camille Flammarion

British Dictionary definitions for incandesce

incandesce
/ (ˌɪnkænˈdɛs) /

verb

(intr) to exhibit incandescence
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