Definition for SCIN'TIL-LATE

SCIN'TIL-LATE, v.i. [L. scintillo. This word seems to be a diminutive formed on the Teutonic scinan, Eng. to shine.]

  1. To emit sparks or fine igneous particles. Marbles do not scintillate with steel. – Fourcroy.
  2. To sparkle, as the fixed stars.

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