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Definition of "incandescent" []

  • Emitting visible light as a result of being heated. (adjective)
  • Shining brilliantly; very bright. See Synonyms at bright. (adjective)
  • Characterized by ardent emotion, intensity, or brilliance: an incandescent performance. (adjective)
  • Emitting light as a result of being heated to a high temperature; red-hot or white-hot (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Extremely angry; raging (adjective)

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Use "incandescent" in a sentence
  • "Q It's been probably a couple of years since the President lamented the fact that they still have what he called incandescent bulbs in the White House."
  • "Yet your people have, as you well know, what they call incandescent lights everywhere."
  • "I would guess the filament in incandescent bulbs would be fried by a spike much more easily compared to fluorescent (gas)."