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scintillate


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Scintillate  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  scintillate 
  v  :  emit  or  reflect  light  in  a  flickering  manner;  of  stars 
  [syn:  {twinkle},  {winkle}] 




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