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Meaning of INCANDESCENT

Pronunciation:  `inkun'desunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  emitting light as a result of being heated; "an incandescent bulb"
  2. [adj]  characterized by ardent emotion or intensity or brilliance; "an incandescent performance"
 

INCANDESCENT is a 12 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: candent, glorious, light
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`can*des"cent\, a. [L. incandecens, -entis, p.
pr. of incandescere to become warm or hot; pref. in- in +
candescere to become of a glittering whiteness, to become red
hot, incho. fr. candere to be of a glittering whiteness: cf.
F. incandescent. See {Candle}.]
White, glowing, or luminous, with intense heat; as,
incandescent carbon or platinum; hence, clear; shining;
brilliant.

      Holy Scripture become resplendent; or, as one might
      say, incandescent throughout.            --I. Taylor.

{Incandescent lamp} or {light} (Elec.), a kind of lamp in
   which the light is produced by a thin filament of
   conducting material, usually carbon

 
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