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cor·us·cate

 (kôr′ə-skāt′, kŏr′-)
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.]

cor′us·ca′tion n.

coruscate

(ˈkɒrəˌskeɪt)
vb
(intr) to emit flashes of light; sparkle
[C18: from Latin coruscāre to flash, vibrate]
ˈcoruˌscating adj

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]

coruscate


Past participle: coruscated
Gerund: coruscating

Imperative
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Present
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we coruscate
you coruscate
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Preterite
I coruscated
you coruscated
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we coruscated
you coruscated
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Present Continuous
I am coruscating
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he/she/it is coruscating
we are coruscating
you are coruscating
they are coruscating
Present Perfect
I have coruscated
you have coruscated
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Past Continuous
I was coruscating
you were coruscating
he/she/it was coruscating
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Past Perfect
I had coruscated
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Future
I will coruscate
you will coruscate
he/she/it will coruscate
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you will coruscate
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Future Perfect
I will have coruscated
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he/she/it will have coruscated
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you will have coruscated
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Future Continuous
I will be coruscating
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he/she/it will be coruscating
we will be coruscating
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been coruscating
you have been coruscating
he/she/it has been coruscating
we have been coruscating
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been coruscating
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he/she/it will have been coruscating
we will have been coruscating
you will have been coruscating
they will have been coruscating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been coruscating
you had been coruscating
he/she/it had been coruscating
we had been coruscating
you had been coruscating
they had been coruscating
Conditional
I would coruscate
you would coruscate
he/she/it would coruscate
we would coruscate
you would coruscate
they would coruscate
Past Conditional
I would have coruscated
you would have coruscated
he/she/it would have coruscated
we would have coruscated
you would have coruscated
they would have coruscated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.coruscate - reflect brightly; "Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside"
shine, reflect - be bright by reflecting or casting light; "Drive carefully--the wet road reflects"
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"

coruscate

verb
To emit light suddenly in rays or sparks:
Translations
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Her eyes dwelt affectionately on Green Gables, peering through its network of trees and reflecting the sunlight back from its windows in several little coruscations of glory.
Why, on the outside cover were printed every month the words of one of the world's great writers, words proclaiming the inspired mission of the TRANSCONTINENTAL by a star of literature whose first coruscations had appeared inside those self-same covers.
Mrs Verloc was sitting in the place where poor Stevie usually established himself of an evening with paper and pencil for the pastime of drawing these coruscations of innumerable circles suggesting chaos and eternity.
Bright flashes of flame shot up here and there, along the margin of the waste, like the nimble coruscations of the North, but far more angry and threatening in their colour and changes.
When he turned his head quickly his hair seemed to shake out light, and some persons thought they saw decided genius in this coruscation.
One more coruscation, my dear Watson--yet another brain-wave