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photochromic

[foh-tuh-kroh-mik]
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adjective
  1. (of chemically treated glass or plastic) capable of darkening or changing color when exposed to light.

Origin of photochromic

First recorded in 1950–55; photo- + chrom- + -ic
Related formspho·to·chro·mism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for photochromic

photochromic

adjective
  1. (of glass) changing colour with the intensity of incident light, used, for example, in sunglasses that darken as the sunlight becomes brighter
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