Glowing with heat; luminous.
- She turned up at the shoot casually dressed in trousers and a top: a little girl with pallid yet candescent skin and cocoa-brown eyes, who stands just 5ft 3in high.
- If all candescent lights in China were replaced with energy-saving lights, 60 billion kilowatt hours of electricity could be saved every year.
- We created our own fixtures that included fluorescent and candescent lights to create a softer environment.
Early 19th century: from Latin candescent-, from the verb candere 'be white, glow'.
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