v.i. become white, glow, or make to glow, with heat.
   ♦ incandescence, n.
   ♦ incandescent, a.

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  • incandesce — [in΄kən des′] vi., vt. incandesced, incandescing [L incandescere] to become or make incandescent …   English World dictionary

  • incandesce — intransitive verb ( desced; descing) Etymology: Latin incandescere Date: 1874 to be or become incandescent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • incandesce — /in keuhn des /, v.i., v.t., incandesced, incandescing. to glow or cause to glow with heat. [1870 75; back formation from INCANDESCENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • incandesce — verb To cause to be (or to become) incandescent, especially by the application of heat …   Wiktionary

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  • incandesce — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To emit a bright light: beam, blaze1, burn, gleam, glow, radiate, shine. See LIGHT. 2. To shine brightly and steadily but without a flame: gleam, glow, luminesce. See LIGHT …   English dictionary for students

  • incandesce — v. glow with heat, glow; cause to glow …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • incandesce — in·can·desce …   English syllables

  • incandesce — in•can•desce [[t]ˌɪn kənˈdɛs[/t]] v. i. v. t. desced, desc•ing phs to glow or cause to glow with heat • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

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