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INCANDESCENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does incandescent mean? 

INCANDESCENT (adjective)
  The adjective INCANDESCENT has 2 senses:

1. emitting light as a result of being heated
2. characterized by ardent emotion or intensity or brilliance

  Familiarity information: INCANDESCENT used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INCANDESCENT (adjective)


Sense 1incandescent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Emitting light as a result of being heated

Synonyms:

candent; incandescent

Context example:

an incandescent bulb

Similar:

light (characterized by or emitting light)


Sense 2incandescent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by ardent emotion or intensity or brilliance

Context example:

an incandescent performance

Similar:

glorious (having or deserving or conferring glory)


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