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lucent

[ loo-suhnt ]
/ ˈlu sənt /
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adjective
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Origin of lucent

First recorded in 1490–1500; from Latin lūcent- (stem of lūcēns ), present participle of lūcēre “to shine”; see lucid, -ent

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British Dictionary definitions for lucent

lucent
/ (ˈluːsənt) /

adjective
brilliant, shining, or translucent

Derived forms of lucent

lucently, adverb

Word Origin for lucent

C16: from Latin lūcēns, present participle of lūcēre to shine
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