[ ree-kuh-les-uh ns ]
/ ˌri kəˈlɛs əns /
a brightening exhibited by cooling iron as latent heat of transformation is liberated.
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Origin of recalescence
OTHER WORDS FROM recalescencere·ca·les·cent, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for recalescent
/ (ˌriːkəˈlɛsəns) /
a sudden spontaneous increase in the temperature of cooling iron resulting from an exothermic change in crystal structure occurring at a particular temperature
Derived forms of recalescencerecalescent, adjective
Word Origin for recalescence
C19: from Latin recalēscere to grow warm again, from re- + calēscere, from calēre to be hot
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