re·ful·gent (rĭ-fljənt, -fŭl-)
Shining radiantly; resplendent.
[Latin refulgēns, refulgent-, present participle of refulgēre, to flash back : re-, re- + fulgēre, to flash; see bhel-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
re·fulgence, re·fulgen·cy n.
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