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irradiant Line breaks: ir¦radi|ant
Pronunciation: /ɪˈreɪdɪənt/

Definition of irradiant in English:

adjective

literary
Shining brightly.
Example sentences
  • An orchard, ripe with juice and irradiant, coloured fruits, flowers opened out, rotting apples....

Origin

Early 16th century: from Latin irradiant- 'shining upon', from the verb irradiare (based on radius 'ray').

Words that rhyme with irradiant

gradient, radiant

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