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phosphoresce

[fos-fuh-res] /ˌfɒs fəˈrɛs/
verb (used without object), phosphoresced, phosphorescing.
1.
to be luminous without sensible heat, as phosphorus.
Origin of phosphoresce
1785-1795
First recorded in 1785-95; phosphor(us) + -esce
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phosphoresce

/ˌfɒsfəˈrɛs/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to exhibit phosphorescence
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