/in'keuh les"euhnt/, adj.
increasing in heat or ardor.
[1670-80; < L incalescent- (s. of incalescens) prp. of incalescere to become warm, glow. See IN-2, CALESCENT]

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  • Incalescent — In ca*les cent, a. [L. incalescens, entis, p. pr. of incalescere to grow hot. See 1st {In }, and {Calescence}.] Growing warm; increasing in heat. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incalescent — [in΄kə les′ənt] adj. [L incalescens: see IN 1 & CALESCENT] Rare becoming hotter incalescence n …   English World dictionary

  • incalescent — in•ca•les•cent [[t]ˌɪn kəˈlɛs ənt[/t]] adj. increasing in heat or ardor • Etymology: 1670–80; < L incalēscent , s. of incalēscēns, prp. of incalēscere to become warm in ca•les′cence, n …   From formal English to slang

  • incalescent — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|lesənt adjective Etymology: Latin incalescent , incalescens, present participle of incalescere to become warm, from in in (II) + calescere to become warm, incho. of calēre to be warm more at lee : growing warm : increasing in ardor …   Useful english dictionary

  • incalescent — adjective see incalescence …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • incalescent — adjective /ɪnkəˈlɛsənt/ Becoming warmer, heating up …   Wiktionary

  • incalescent — in·ca·les·cent …   English syllables

  • incalescent — /ɪnkəˈlɛsənt/ (say inkuh lesuhnt) adjective increasing in heat. {Latin incalescens, present participle of incalesco grow warm, be heated} –incalescence, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • incalescent —   a. becoming warm or warmer.    ♦ incalescence,    ♦ incalescency, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Incalescence — In ca*les cence, n. The state of being incalescent, or of growing warm. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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