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Glowing with heat; luminous.
shining, bright, brilliant, radiant, dazzling, glowing, gleaming, coruscating, scintillating, lustrous, luminescent, phosphorescent, incandescentView synonyms
- ‘Another way to prevent global warming is by replacing the candescent bulbs in homes with compact fluorescent lamps (CFL).’
- ‘She turned up at the shoot casually dressed in trousers and a top: a little girl with pallid yet candescent skin and cocoa-brown eyes, who stands just 5ft 3in high.’
- ‘If all candescent lights in China were replaced with energy-saving lights, 60 billion kilowatt hours of electricity could be saved every year.’
- ‘We created our own fixtures that included fluorescent and candescent lights to create a softer environment.’
- ‘The living room area requires light from a desk lamp, with a candescent or energy-saving bulb and giving off warm light.’
Early 19th century: from Latin candescent-, from the verb candere ‘be white, glow’.
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