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candescence

Postby Bailey » Thu Jan 03, 2008 6:59 pm

can·des·cence (kn-dsns)
n.
The state of being white hot; incandescence.



[From Latin candscns, candscent-, present participle of candscere, inchoative of candre, to shine; see candid.]



can·descent adj.
can·descent·ly adv.

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