candle

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
candle

Plural
candles

A candle
  1. A piece of wax with a wick inside that you burn to get light.
  2. (old, no longer used) A unit of how light strength, now replaced by the SI unit candela.
  3. (forestry) a fast growing, light colored, shoot on a pine tree in the spring.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
candle

Third-person singular
candles

Past tense
candled

Past participle
candled

Present participle
candling

  1. To watch the growth of something growing inside an egg, using a bright light source.
  2. To dry pottery before the firing cycle, setting the kiln at 200° Celsius until all water is removed from the greenware.