ignescent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin ignescens, present participle of ignescere (to become inflamed), from ignis (fire): compare French ignescent.

Adjective[edit]

ignescent (not comparable)

  1. Emitting sparks of fire when struck with steel; scintillating.
    ignescent stones

Noun[edit]

ignescent (plural ignescents)

  1. A stone that emits sparks of fire when struck with steel.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

ignēscent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of ignēscō