candent

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj candent emitting light as a result of being heated "an incandescent bulb"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Candent Heated to whiteness; glowing with heat. "A candent vessel."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • candent Whitening; making white.
    • candent Very hot; heated to whiteness; glowing with white heat.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Candent kan′dent making white: glowing with heat.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. candens, p. pr. of candëre, to glitter. See Candid

Usage

In literature:

Lord of the candent lightnings!
"The Iliad of Homer" by Homer
My candent bolts can in a moment reach And split their flying bark in the mid-sea.
"The Odyssey of Homer" by Homer
The low ceiling was fused where the day poured through, became a candent vapour, volatilised.
"The Sea and the Jungle" by H. M. Tomlinson
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