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Definition of coruscate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    coruscate

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒrəskeɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrəskeɪt//
     
    , NAmE//ˈkɑːrəskeɪt//
     
    (literary)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they coruscate
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒrəskeɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrəskeɪt//
     
    , NAmE//ˈkɑːrəskeɪt//
     
    he / she / it coruscates
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒrəskeɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrəskeɪts//
     
    , NAmE//ˈkɑːrəskeɪts//
     
    past simple coruscated
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒrəskeɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrəskeɪtɪd//
     
    , NAmE//ˈkɑːrəskeɪtɪd//
     
    past participle coruscated
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒrəskeɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrəskeɪtɪd//
     
    , NAmE//ˈkɑːrəskeɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form coruscating
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒrəskeɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrəskeɪtɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] (of light) to flash
  2. 2[intransitive] (of a person) to be full of life, enthusiasm or humour
  3. Word Origin early 18th cent.: from Latin coruscat- ‘glittered’, from the verb coruscare.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: coruscate