incalescent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪnkəˈlɛsənt/

Adjective[edit]

incalescent (comparative more incalescent, superlative most incalescent)

  1. Becoming warmer, heating up.
    • 1973, Kyril Bonfiglioli, Mordecais' Endgame (Don't Point That Thing at Me)[1], page 119:
      From some undreamed-of reservoir my body summoned up a gravity tank of incalescent libido.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

incalēscent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of incalēscō