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incandescent

adjective [not gradable]  /ˌɪn·kənˈdes·ənt/ us  
producing a bright light after being heated to a high temperature: an incandescent light/bulb
incandescence
noun [U]  /ˌɪn·kənˈdes·əns/ us  
At night, Los Angeles looked like a vast carpet of incandescence.
Translations of “incandescent”
in Spanish incandescente…
in French incandescent…
in German weißglühend…
in Chinese (Traditional) 燈, 白熾的,白熱的, 極亮的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 灯, 白炽的,白热的, 极亮的…
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