verb (used without object), scin·til·lat·ed, scin·til·lat·ing.
- (of the amplitude, phase, or polarization of an electromagnetic wave) to fluctuate in a random manner.
- (of an energetic photon or particle) to produce a flash of light in a phosphor by striking it.
verb (used with object), scin·til·lat·ed, scin·til·lat·ing.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE MANY TYPES OF NOUNS
Words nearby scintillate
Example sentences from the Web for scintillate
Scintillate, scintillate, globule orific, Fain would I fathom thy nature's specific.The Book of Humorous Verse|Various
She had promised to do this, and was only too happy to see a spark of light scintillate into life in the immeasurable darkness.
All the light in the room seemed to focus upon her, so did she scintillate from head to foot with spangles.A Soldier of the Legion|C. N. Williamson
The large lancets which light the aisles scintillate as with precious jewels.How France Built Her Cathedrals|Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
The person who has imagination can cause the facts of the multiplication table to scintillate and glow.The Reconstructed School|Francis B. Pearson