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incandescent (adj) – 1. Emitting visible light as a result of being heated.
2. Shining brilliantly; very bright. See Synonyms at bright.
3. Characterized by ardent emotion, intensity, or brilliance: an incandescent performance.
4. Of or relating to a light bulb containing a filament that is heated to incandescence by an electric current.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Late 18th century: from French, from Latin incandescent- ?glowing?, from the verb incandescere, from in- (expressing intensive force) + candescere ?become white? (from candidus ?white?).