Incalescent meaning

ĭnkə-lĕsənt
Growing hotter or more ardent.
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Becoming hotter.
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Becoming warmer, heating up.
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Origin of incalescent

  • Latin incalēscēns incalēscent- present participle of incalēscere to grow warm in- intensive pref. in–2 calēscere to grow warm inchoative of calēre to be warm kelə-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin incalescent-, stem of incalescens, present participle of incalescere, from in + calescere (“to grow warm”)

    From Wiktionary