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    candle

    candle - Dictionary definition and meaning for word candle

    Definition
    (noun) stick of wax with a wick in the middle
    Synonyms : taper , wax light
    Definition
    (noun) the basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimeter of a black body radiating at the temperature of 2,046 degrees Kelvin
    Synonyms : candela , cd , standard candle
    Definition
    (verb) examine eggs for freshness by holding them against a light
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