relucent

[ ri-loo-suh nt ]
/ rɪˈlu sənt /

adjective

shining; bright.

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Origin of relucent

1500–10; < Latin relūcent- (stem of relūcēns), present participle of relūcere. See re-, lucent
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relucent
/ (rɪˈluːsənt) /

adjective

archaic bright; shining

Word Origin for relucent

C16: from Latin relūcēre to shine out, from re- + lūcēre to shine, from lūx light
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