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phosphoresce Line breaks: phos¦phor|esce
Pronunciation: /ˌfɒsfəˈrɛs/

Definition of phosphoresce in English:


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Emit light or radiation by phosphorescence: we saw glow-worms phosphorescing at us from the dark of the bracken
More example sentences
  • Researchers report that palladium atoms present at parts-per-million quantities in a polymer LED cause the material to phosphoresce.
  • The crystals fluoresce and phosphoresce a weak pale yellowish-green in ultraviolet radiation.
  • Some fluorescent materials, under the appropriate conditions, will also phosphoresce.

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