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emission

 [e-mish´un]
1. a discharge.
2. an involuntary discharge of semen.
nocturnal emission reflex emission of semen during sleep.
thermionic emission the application of heat, such as to a filament, resulting in the emission of electrons and ions.

incandescent

Etymology: L, incandescere, to begin to glow
hot to the point of glowing or emitting intense light rays, as an incandescent light bulb.

incandescent

(ĭn″kăn-dĕs′ĕnt) [L. incandescere, to glow]
Glowing with light; white hot.
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A swatch of material placed between two electrodes glowed incandescently when a current was applied.
The most incandescently ridiculous section of Huw's article, in my opinion, and the one that most clearly demonstrates the unreality of his views, is that on CPD (continuing professional development).
If you want to watch a proper soap watch the incandescently brilliant ER, with a new series which began on E4 last week.
The superhero comic can be incandescently great and grimily idiotic, but even at its worst, it playfully evokes a wonder-inducing sense of fantastic human invention, of a fertile reworking of eternally appealing myths of beings with powers far beyond those of mortal men.
Judith Merril, in what must have been close to her last public appearance before she died in 1997, expresses dismay at the incandescently sanitized autobiographies ("snowblinded by the bleach in the detergent" is how she puts it) of some of her male compeers: "Here were lists of stories sold, banquets attended, speeches given, editors lunched, even wives married and divorced, with never a shriek or tear or tremor or orgasm, and hardly a belly laugh anywhere" (425).
It is too much, though the explorations are never less than incandescently intelligent.
It has become incandescently clear that the primary answer to Senator Mathias's question lies in one phenomenon--the increased use of televised political advertising.
However, while the story McNeil tells is not staggeringly original, the voice of her narrator Morag is so powerful and unusual, and McNeil's prose so incandescently beautiful, that my misgivings were swept away by the end of the first chapter.
Lead vocalist Clarence Fountain is an incandescently ragged stylist who incarnates the physical growling and piercing screams of this period on Oh Lord--Stand By Me/Marching up to Zion (Specialty).
It is time to rage, rage incandescently against the dying of the light of decency and fair play in this country.
In Coventry we have our own history of disasters and we should be rightly, incandescently, furious that some ghastly money-grabbing opportunists from another planet want to profit from decent people's generously given gifts.
He is always to my eye incandescently beautiful - equine nature as it is meant to be.