Definitions for ignescentɪgˈnɛs ənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ig•nes•centɪgˈnɛs ənt(adj.)

  1. emitting sparks of fire.

    Category: Chemistry

  2. bursting into flame.

Origin of ignescent:

1820–30; < L ignēscent-, s. of ignēscēns, prp. of ignēscere to catch fire, der. of ignis fire; see -escent

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ignescent(adj)

    can emit sparks or burst into flame

Wiktionary

  1. ignescent(Adjective)

    Emitting sparks of fire when struck with steel; scintillating; as, ignescent stones

  2. Origin: Latin ignescens, present participle of ignescere to become inflamed, from ignis fire: compare French ignescent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ignescent(adj)

    emitting sparks of fire when struck with steel; scintillating; as, ignescent stones

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