Calescence
Calescence Ca*les"cence, n. [L. calescens, p. pr. of calescere, incho. of calere to be warm.] Growing warmth; increasing heat. [1913 Webster]

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  • calescence — /ka lesˈəns/ noun Increase in heat ORIGIN: L calēscēre, inchoative of calēre to be hot * * * calescence (kəˈlɛsəns) [f. calescent a. on L. type *calēscēntia: see ence.] Increasing warmth or heat. Worcester cites Boase …   Useful english dictionary

  • calescence — noun Growing warmth; increasing heat. See Also: calescent …   Wiktionary

  • calescent — calescence, n. /keuh les euhnt/, adj. growing warm; increasing in heat. [1795 1805; < L calescent (s. of calescens becoming warm, prp. of calescere), equiv. to cal (s. of calere to be warm) + escent ESCENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • calescent — calescence, n. /keuh les euhnt/, adj. growing warm; increasing in heat. [1795 1805; < L calescent (s. of calescens becoming warm, prp. of calescere), equiv. to cal (s. of calere to be warm) + escent ESCENT] …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • calescent — adjective Growing warm. See Also: calescence …   Wiktionary

  • calescent — /kəˈlɛsənt/ (say kuh lesuhnt) adjective growing warm; increasing in heat. {Latin calescens, present participle, growing hot} –calescence, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • calescent —   a. becoming warm.    ♦ calescence, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • calescent — [kə les′ənt] adj. [L calescens, prp. of calescere, to grow warm < calere, to be warm: see CALORIE] increasing in warmth; getting hot calescence n …   English World dictionary

  • de|ca|les|cence — «DEE kuh LEHS uhns», noun. the sudden absorption of heat as a metal passes a certain temperature. ╂[< de + calescence] …   Useful english dictionary

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