The latest in my occasional series ‘Words I Love’…’incandescent’, such a great word, used in my latest poem, Lilies, in My Daily Poem blog.
Definition of incandescent in English:
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1.emitting light as a result of being heated.“plumes of incandescent liquid rock”
(of an electric light) containing a filament which glows white-hot when heated by a current passed through it.
2.full of strong emotion; passionate.“she felt an incandescent love for life”
late 18th century: from French, from Latin incandescent- ‘glowing’, from the verb incandescere, from in- (expressing intensive force) + candescere ‘become white’ (from candidus ‘white’).