incalescence
noun Etymology: Latin incalescere to become warm, from in- + calescere to become warm, inchoative of calēre to be warm — more at lee Date: 1646 a growing warm or ardent • incalescent adjective

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  • 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

  • incalescence — See incalescent. * * * …   Universalium

  • incalescence — n.; (also incalescency) Calefaction, warmth, incipient heat …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • incalescence — in·ca·les·cence …   English syllables

  • incalescence — Growing warm and lusty with love …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • incalescence — noun the property of being warming • Syn: ↑calefaction • Hypernyms: ↑hotness, ↑heat, ↑high temperature …   Useful english dictionary

  • incalescent — incalescence, n. /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] * * * …   Universalium

  • heat — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I n. high temperature (see heat); passion, rage, vehemence; rut, mating period. See sex, excitement. Ant., cold. II Quality of warmth Nouns 1. heat, caloric; warmth, ardor, fervor, fervency; incalescence …   English dictionary for students

  • Heat — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Heat >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 heat heat caloric Sgm: N 1 temperature temperature warmth fervor calidity Sgm: N 1 incalescence incalescence incandescence Sgm: N 1 glow glow …   English dictionary for students

  • Incalescency — In ca*les cen*cy, n. Incalescence. Ray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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