AskDefine | Define incandesce

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1 cause to become incandescent or glow; "the lamp was incandesced"
2 become incandescent or glow with heat; "an incandescing body"

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  1. To cause to be (or to become) incandescent, especially by the application of heat

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bake, be bright, be in heat, beacon, beam, bedazzle, blaze, blind, bloom, boil, broil, burn, choke, combust, cook, daze, dazzle, diffuse light, flame, flame up, flare, flare up, flash, flicker, flush, fry, fulgurate, gasp, give light, glance, glare, gleam, glint, glow, luster, pant, parch, radiate, radiate heat, roast, scald, scorch, seethe, send out rays, shimmer with heat, shine, shine brightly, shoot, shoot out rays, simmer, smolder, smother, spark, steam, stew, stifle, suffocate, sweat, swelter, toast
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