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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 scin·til·late /ˈsɪntḷˌet/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 scin·til·late /ˈsɪntḷˌet/ 不及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scin·til·late v. i. [imp. & p. p. Scintillated p. pr. & vb. n. Scintillating.]
 1. To emit sparks, or fine igneous particles.
    As the electrical globe only scintillates when rubbed against its cushion.   --Sir W. Scott.
 2. To sparkle, as the fixed stars.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: give off; "the substance scintillated sparks and flashes"
      2: reflect brightly; "Unquarried marble sparkled on the
         hillside" [syn: sparkle, coruscate]
      3: emit or reflect light in a flickering manner; "Does a
         constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?"
         [syn: twinkle, winkle]
      4: physics: fluoresce momentarily when struck by a charged
         particle or high-energy photon; "the phosphor fluoresced"
      5: be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity; "The musical
         performance sparkled"; "A scintillating conversation";
         "his playing coruscated throught the concert hall" [syn: sparkle,