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intr.v. cor·us·cat·ed, cor·us·cat·ing, cor·us·cates
1. To give forth flashes of light; sparkle and glitter: diamonds coruscating in the candlelight.
2. To exhibit sparkling virtuosity: a flutist whose music coruscated throughout the concert hall.
[Latin coruscāre, coruscāt-, to flash.]
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(intr) to emit flashes of light; sparkle
[C18: from Latin coruscāre to flash, vibrate]
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cor•us•cate(ˈkɔr əˌskeɪt, ˈkɒr-)
v.i. -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
to emit vivid flashes of light; sparkle; gleam.
[1695–1705; < Latin coruscātus, past participle of coruscāre to quiver, flash, derivative of coruscus quivering, flashing]
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Past participle: coruscated
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|Verb||1.||coruscate - reflect brightly; "Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside"|
|2.||coruscate - be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity; "The musical performance sparkled"; "A scintillating conversation"; "his playing coruscated throughout the concert hall"|
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
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