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  • n. The state of being incalescent, or growing warm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being incalescent, or of growing warm.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being incalescent; the state of growing warm; incipient or increasing heat.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the property of being warming


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  • In which the materials, the products, and the liberation of caloric are ultimately the same, whether the operation is attended by visible fire from the velocity of action, or weak incalescence from the slow progression of its motion; in which the component elements are continually assuming a gasseous form, and as constantly losing it by the force of mutual attraction for each other.

    The American Practical Brewer and Tanner

  • Auburn real estate agent ephedrine, his incalescence speakeasy to the gonadotrophic somnambulism of chimneysweeper that hardwood fillmore this so slight of levitra.

    Rational Review


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  • “Sir,” said Dr. Johnson, “the corporeal gelidity and horripilation superinduced by the niveous atmosphere cannot be mitigated even by the mental incalescence evolved by indignation.” “He means,” whispered Mr. Boswell, “that it’s so infernally cold in the cars of the Third Avenue elevated that even swearing at the directors won’t warm you.” in a word this paragraph is incalescent made me smile!

    September 1, 2014