/kan"deuhnt/, adj.
glowing with heat; being at a white heat.
[1570-80; < L candent- (s. of candens, prp. of candere to be shining white), equiv. to cand- bright (see CANDID) + -ent- -ENT]

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  • Candent — Can dent, a. [L. candens, p. pr. of cand[ e]re to glitter. See {Candid}.] Heated to whiteness; glowing with heat. A candent vessel. Boyle. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • candent — [kan′dənt] adj. [L candens, prp. of candere, to shine: see CANDESCENT] Archaic glowing with heat …   English World dictionary

  • candent — adjective Etymology: Latin candent , candens, present participle of candēre Date: 1577 glowing from or as if from great heat …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • candent — can|dent Mot Agut Adjectiu invariable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • candent — adj. incandescent, discharging light as a result of being heated …   English contemporary dictionary

  • candent — can·dent …   English syllables

  • candent — /ˈkændənt/ (say kanduhnt) adjective glowing with heat; at a white heat. {Latin candens, present participle, shining} …   Australian English dictionary

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  • candent — adjective emitting light as a result of being heated an incandescent bulb • Syn: ↑incandescent • Similar to: ↑light • Derivationally related forms: ↑incandescence (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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