American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having a white-hot glow; incandescent.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Whitening; making white.
- Very hot; heated to whiteness; glowing with white heat.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Heated to whiteness; glowing with heat.
- adj. emitting light as a result of being heated
- From Latin candentem, from candere. (Wiktionary)
- Latin candēns, candent-, present participle of candēre, to shine; see kand- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Humor hic niger aliquando praeter modum calefactus, et alias refrigeratus evadit: nam recentibus carbonibus ei quid simile accidit, qui durante flamma pellucidissime candent, ea extincta prorsus nigrescunt.”
“I cared nothing for Evalie then, caught in that limbo which at once was ice and candent core of rage.”
“Insula montes elati in coelum, quorum vertices perpetua niue candent, radices sempiterno igne æstuant.”
“Insula montes elati in coelum, quorum vertices perpetua niue candent, radices sempiterno igne 鎠tuant.”
“Despite the candent heat and the dust that settled on us and our possessions like fur, it was a curiously agreeable trip.”
“A million hornets buzzed in rage, and lightnings flashed along the candent boundary, ceasing only when the spear point was withdrawn.”
“For the stars were scattered about in their myriads, dominantly ruby and ember, some yellow or candent, green or blue.”
“_Lumine sic tremulo terra et cava caerula candent_, to the thunderous oath of Achilles --”
“Thundering, he downward hurled his candent bolt 155”
“Tryal of my own, That having sometimes distilled some Woods, as particularly Box, whilst our _Caput mortuum_ remain'd in the Retort, it continued black like Charcoal, though the Retort were Earthen, and kept red-hot in a vehement Fire; but as soon as ever it was brought out of the candent Vessel into the open Air, the burning Coals did hastily degenerate or fall asunder, without the Assistance of any new”
The Sceptical Chymist or Chymico-Physical Doubts & Paradoxes, Touching the Spagyrist's Principles Commonly call'd Hypostatical; As they are wont to be Propos'd and Defended by the Generality of Alchymists. Whereunto is præmis'd Part of another Discourse relating to the same Subject.
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