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calescent (adj) – Increasing in heat.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : The English adjective calescent comes directly from Latin calescent-, the inflectional stem of calesc?ns, the present participle of the verb calescere ?to become warm or hot,? a verb derivative of cal?re ?to be warm or hot.? In Latin the element -sc- in the present tense has inceptive force (i.e., ?I am beginning to x?); thus the present tense of noscere (also gnoscere) means ?I get to know, I find out? and is the source of English recognize, cognition, and other words. Calescent entered English in the early 19th century.

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