Definition of ardesco
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LNS
ardescō, ardescere, arsī, -
ardeo
verb (3rd conjugation)
  1. to take, fire, to kindle, to be inflamed
  2. to gleam, glitter
  3. to be inflamed, become more intense, increase in violence
Abbreviations
ardesco, arsi, 3, v. inch. [ardeo], to take fire, to kindle, to be inflamed (mostly poet. or in post-Aug. prose; not in Cic.; while exardesco is very freq.), lit. and trop. Lit.: ut omnia motu Percalefacta vides ardescere, Lucr. 6, 178: ardescunt caelestia templa, id. 6, 670: ne longus ardesceret axis, Ov. M. 1, 255; Plin. 37, 3, 12, § 51.

— Trop., to gleam, glitter. Of rays of light: fulmineis ardescunt ignibus undae, Ov. M. 11, 523.

— Of the gleaming of a sword: pugionem in mucronem ardescere jussit, Tac. A. 15, 54.

— Most freq. of the passions, to be inflamed, become more intense, increase in violence: ardescere dirā cuppedine, Lucr. 4, 1090; so id. 5, 897: in iras, Ov. M. 5, 41 (cf. Verg. A. 7, 445: exarsit in iras, and Luc. 3, 134: accensus in iram): in nuptias incestas, Tac. A. 11, 25: ardescit tuendo, Verg. A. 1, 713: stimulo ardescit, Plin. 8, 45, 70, § 181: quibus haec rabies auctoribus arsit, Luc. 5, 359.

—So, absol.: fremitus ardescit equorum, Verg. A. 11, 607: ardescente pugnā, Tac. H. 5, 18: in labiis ejus ignis ardescit, * Vulg. Prov. 16, 27.
 
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