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Meaning of SCINTILLATE

Pronunciation:  'sin`tleyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity; "The musical performance sparkled"; "A scintillating conversation"; "his playing coruscated throught the concert hall"
  2. [v]  physics: fluoresce momentarily when struck by a charged particle or high-energy photon; "the phosphor fluoresced"
  3. [v]  emit or reflect light in a flickering manner; of stars; "Does a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?"
  4. [v]  reflect brightly; "Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside"
  5. [v]  give off; "the substance scintillated sparks and flashes"
 

SCINTILLATE is a 11 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: coruscate, coruscate, sparkle, sparkle, twinkle, winkle
 
 See Also: be, beam, emit, fluoresce, give off, give out, reflect, shine

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Scin"til*late\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Scintillated};
p. pr. & vb. n. {Scintillating}.] [L. scintillare,
scintillatum, from scintilla a spark. Cf. {Stencil}.]
1. To emit sparks, or fine igneous particles.

         As the electrical globe only scintillates when
         rubbed against its cushion.           --Sir W.
                                               Scott.

2. To sparkle, as the fixed stars.

 

 

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