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Verb (usu participle)


scintillatev. i. [L. scintillare, scintillatum, from scintilla a spark. Cf. Stencil.].
  •  To emit sparks, or fine igneous particles.  [1913 Webster]
    "As the electrical globe only scintillates when rubbed against its cushion."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To sparkle, as the fixed stars.  [1913 Webster]


scintillate, v.intr.
1 (esp. as scintillating adj.) talk cleverly or wittily; be brilliant.
2 sparkle; twinkle; emit sparks.
3 Physics fluoresce momentarily when struck by a charged particle etc.

scintillant adj. scintillatingly adv.
L scintillare (as SCINTILLA)



be brilliant, be merry with, blink, coruscate, crack a joke, crack wise, fleer at, fun, gibe at, glance, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisk, glisten, glister, glitter, jape, jest, joke, josh, kid, kid around, make a funny, make fun, make fun of, mock, play on words, poke fun at, pun, quip, ridicule, scoff at, shimmer, spangle, spark, sparkle, tinsel, twinkle, utter a mot, wisecrack




VB shine, glow, glitter, glister, glisten, twinkle, gleam, flare, flare up, glare, beam, shimmer, glimmer, flicker, sparkle, scintillate, coruscate, flash, blaze, be bright, reflect light, daze, dazzle, bedazzle, radiate, shoot out beams, fulgurate, clear up, brighten, lighten, enlighten, levin, light, light up, irradiate, shine upon, give out a light, hang out a light, cast light upon, cast light in, throw light upon, throw light in, shed light upon, shed luster upon, illume, illumine, illuminate, relume, strike a light, kindle.

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