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incandesce

[ in-kuhn-des ]
/ 藢瑟n k蓹n藞d蓻s /
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verb (used with or without object), in路can路desced, in路can路desc路ing.
to glow or cause to glow with heat.
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Origin of incandesce

First recorded in 1870鈥75; back formation from incandescent
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How to use incandesce in a sentence

  • 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
/ (藢瑟nk忙n藞d蓻s) /

verb
(intr) to exhibit incandescence
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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