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phosphorescent

[fos-fuh-res-uh nt] /ˌfɒs fəˈrɛs ənt/
adjective
1.
exhibiting phosphorescence.
Origin of phosphorescent
1760-1770
First recorded in 1760-70; phosphor(us) + -escent
Related forms
phosphorescently, adverb
semiphosphorescent, adjective
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phosphorescent

/ˌfɒsfəˈrɛsənt/
adjective
1.
exhibiting or having the property of phosphorescence
Derived Forms
phosphorescently, adverb
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Word Origin and History for phosphorescent
adj.

1766, from Modern Latin phosphorus (see phosphorus) + -escent. Related: Phosphorescently.

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