incandescence :

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  • n  the phenomenon of light emission by a body as its temperature is raised
  • n  light from heat

  • Her suburban incandescence is warm, not scalding.
  • But Letterman's rage reached incandescence when a live feed from another CBS studio showed McCain, rather than on his way to the airport as he'd claimed, being made up for an .
  • Although she was not blessed with Redgrave's white-hot, almost alarming incandescence that grand stature mixed with a girlish vulnerability Richardson had her own gifts.

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