Archaic glowing with heat
Origin of candentClassical Latin candens, present participle of candere, to shine: see candescent
Having a white-hot glow; incandescent.
Origin of candentLatin cand&emacron;ns, candent-, present participle of cand&emacron;re, to shine; see kand- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more candent, superlative most candent)
From Latin candentem, from candere.