incandescent

incandescent
incandescent, ente
(in-kan-dè-ssan, ssan-t') adj.
   Qui est porté à la chaleur blanche. Une masse de fer incandescente.
   Fig. Emporté, très excitable. Caractère incandescent.
   Lat. incandescentem, de in (voy. in... 2), et candescere, devenir blanc (voy. candeur).

Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré. . 1872-1877.

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  • Incandescent — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incandescent — (adj.) 1794, from Fr. incandescent or directly from L. incandescentem (nom. incandescens), prp. of incandescere become warm, glow, kindle, from in within (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + candescere begin to glow, become white, inceptive of candere to… …   Etymology dictionary

  • incandescent — [adj] glowing beaming, brilliant, effulgent, fulgent, intense, lambent, lucent, luminous, phosphorescent, radiant, red hot*, refulgent, shining, white hot*; concept 617 Ant. dark, dim …   New thesaurus

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  • incandescent — [in΄kən des′ənt] adj. [L incandescens, prp. of incandescere: see IN 1 & CANDESCENT] 1. glowing with intense heat; red hot or, esp., white hot 2. very bright; shining brilliantly; gleaming incandescence n. incandescently adv …   English World dictionary

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