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Dictionary definition for: Scintillate

1. (v) give off; "the substance scintillated sparks and flashes"

2. (v) reflect brightly; "Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside"

3. (v) emit or reflect light in a flickering manner; "Does a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?"

4. (v) physics: fluoresce momentarily when struck by a charged particle or high-energy photon; "the phosphor fluoresced"

5. (v) be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity; "The musical performance sparkled" "A scintillating conversation" "his playing coruscated throught the concert hall"

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