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calorescence

[ kal-uh-res-uhns ]
/ ˌkæl əˈrɛs əns /
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noun Physics.
incandescence caused by absorption of radiation having a frequency below that of visible light.
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Origin of calorescence

1855–65; <Latin calor heat + -escence

OTHER WORDS FROM calorescence

cal·o·res·cent, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for calorescence

calorescence
/ (ˌkæləˈrɛsəns) /

noun
physics the absorption of radiation by a body, subsequently re-emitted at a higher frequency (lower wavelength)

Derived forms of calorescence

calorescent, adjective
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