candescent

[ kan-des-uh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF candescent

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Then he saw, pale and candescent in the blackness, three or four great lilies, the authors of that perfume.

He became conscious of a candescent spot on the far side of the hearth, where the light fell on old Heythorp's thick white hair.

WORD ORIGIN

1824, from Latin candescentem (nominative candescens), present participle of candescere "to become white, begin to gleam," inchoative of candere "to shine, to glow" (see candle).

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