ignescent

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ignescent

(ɪɡˈnɛsənt)
adj
1. giving off sparks when struck, as a flint
2. capable of bursting into flame
n
an ignescent substance
[C19: from Latin ignescere to become inflamed]

ig•nes•cent

(ɪgˈnɛs ənt)

adj.
1. emitting sparks of fire.
2. bursting into flame.
[1820–30; < Latin ignēscent-, s. of ignēscēns, present participle of ignēscere to catch fire, derivative of ignis fire; see -escent]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ignescent - can emit sparks or burst into flame
combustible - capable of igniting and burning