Scintillate

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scintillate

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.