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From Latin incandescens < incandesco (be heated, glow) < in- (intensifying prefix) + candesco (become white) < candidus (white).

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  • (UK) IPA: /ˌɪn.kænˈdɛs.ənt/, /ˌɪŋ.kænˈdɛs.ənt/, /ˌɪn.kənˈdɛs.ənt/
  • (US) IPA: /ˌɪn.kænˈdɛs.ənt/, /ˌɪn.kənˈdɛs.ənt/

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Incandescent (comparative more Incandescent, superlative most Incandescent)

Positive
Incandescent

Comparative
more Incandescent

Superlative
most Incandescent

  1. emitting light as a result of being heated
  2. shining very brightly
  3. showing intense emotion, as of a performance etc.

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Singular
Incandescent

Plural
Incandescents

Incandescent (plural Incandescents)
  1. An incandescent lamp or bulb
    • 2007 March 1, Matthew L. Wald, “Room to Improve”, New York Times:
      Compact fluorescents are typically rated at 7,500 to 10,000 hours, and incandescents at about 1,500 hours.</span>

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EtymologyModificar

From Latin incandescens < incandesco (be heated, glow) < in- (intensifying prefix) + candesco (become white) < candidus (white).

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  • IPA: /ɛ̃.kɑ̃.de.sɑ̃/, X-SAMPA: /E~.kA~.de.sA~/
  • Homophones: incandescents
  • Hyphenation: in‧can‧de‧scent

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Incandescent m. (f. Incandescente, m. plural Incandescents, f. plural Incandescentes)

  1. incandescent
    Lorsque cette masse incandescente sortit des entrailles de la terre, elle se trouva entourée d'eau et se refroidit rapidement. (Jean Louis Armand de Quatrefages de Bréau, L'Archipel de Chausey, souvenirs d'un Naturaliste, Revue des Deux Mondes, tome 30, 1842)

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