Definition of 'incandescent'
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Cliff is incandescent with rage. The Sun (2016)Mum was absolutely incandescent with rage at my treachery. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He was incandescent with rage as he read the riot act to us in his office. FRANKIE: The Autobiography of Frankie Dettori (2004)The cheapest way to save electricity is to swap your incandescent bulbs for compact fluorescent ones. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This was an incandescent performance of real beauty and power. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His incandescent fury was perhaps his finest hour. Times, Sunday Times (2007)And that made him incandescent with fury. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It makes me incandescent with rage. Times, Sunday Times (2014)These are typically more expensive but are said to last longer and the light quality is almost as good as incandescent bulbs. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Not surprisingly, the buyer was incandescent with rage. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The phasing out of incandescent bulbs has sparked a boom in Led lighting design. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In the case of incandescent light bulbs, the position is entirely the opposite of that perception. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His first idea was to replace the incandescent light bulbs with more modern energy-efficient bulbs. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They are called incandescent lights, and their colour depends on how hot they are. Photographers Handbook (1993)At this point the oxygen was added, and the mixed gases gave an incandescent light. Consuming Passions: Leisure and Pleasure in Victorian Britain (2006)These are to be replaced by compact fluorescent light bulbs, a fact that has rendered much of the lighting industry incandescent with rage. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I am incandescent with rage that such appalling suffering is being inflicted here in Britain. The Sun (2014)The quality and brightness of the light is improving all the time, and the best ones are now indistinguishable from the old incandescent bulbs. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I got off it and he was incandescent with rage, much of which was to impress the owners. The Sun (2013)The fans, not surprisingly, were incandescent with rage. Calcio: A History of Italian Football (2006)Some cheered, but others were incandescent with rage and most of the comment centred on Rivera. Calcio: A History of Italian Football (2006)LEDs use at least 80% less power than incandescent light bulbs and last 50 times longer. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He seemed to belong to a past which was already becoming remote, a past without the incandescent electric light, and without the photograph. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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