transitive verb-·desced′, -·desc′ing
to become or make incandescent
Origin of incandesceClassical Latin incandescere
tr. & intr.v.in·can·desced, in·can·desc·ing, in·can·desc·es
To make or become incandescent.
Origin of incandesceLatin incandēscere to glow in- intensive pref. ; see in- 2. candēscere to glow inchoative of candēre to shine ; see kand- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present incandesces, present participle incandescing, simple past and past participle incandesced)
- To cause to be (to become) incandescent, especially by the application of heat