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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.

Origin: L. Scintillare, scintillatum, from scintilla a spark. Cf. Stencil.

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