a) To give off light; to reflect in flashes; to sparkle.

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  • coruscate — coruscate, excoriate Confusion of these two somewhat literary words caused by the coincidence of the syllable cor and the ending ate is a common malapropism. To coruscate (from Latin coruscare) is to glitter or give off flashes of light, and it… …   Modern English usage

  • Coruscate — Cor us*cate (k?r ?s k?t or k? r?s k?r), v. i. [L. coruscare to flash, vibrate.] To glitter in flashes; to flash. Syn: To glisten; gleam; sparkle; radiate. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coruscate — index radiate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • coruscate — (v.) 1705, from L. coruscatus, pp. of coruscare to vibrate, glitter, of unknown origin. Related: Coruscated; coruscating …   Etymology dictionary

  • coruscate — *flash, gleam, scintillate, glance, glint, sparkle, glitter, glisten, twinkle …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • coruscate — [kôr′ə skāt΄, kär′ə skāt΄] vi. coruscated, coruscating [< L coruscatus, pp. of coruscare, to move quickly, glitter < coruscus, vibrating, shimmering] to give off flashes of light; glitter; sparkle coruscant [kə rus′kənt] adj …   English World dictionary

  • coruscate — intransitive verb ( cated; cating) Etymology: Latin coruscatus, past participle of coruscare to flash Date: 1705 1. to give off or reflect light in bright beams or flashes ; sparkle 2. to be brilliant or showy in technique or style …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • coruscate — /kawr euh skayt , kor /, v.i., coruscated, coruscating. to emit vivid flashes of light; sparkle; scintillate; gleam. [1695 1705; < L coruscatus ptp. of coruscare to quiver, flash; see CORUSCANT, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • coruscate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To emit light suddenly in rays or sparks: flash, glance, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glister, glitter, scintillate, shimmer, spangle, sparkle, twinkle, wink. See LIGHT …   English dictionary for students

  • coruscate —  Not rr . Glittering, dazzling, as in coruscating wit …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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