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calorescence

[ kal-uh-res-uhns ]

noun

, Physics.
  1. incandescence caused by absorption of radiation having a frequency below that of visible light.


calorescence

/ ˌkæləˈrɛsəns /

noun

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


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Derived Forms

  • ˌcaloˈrescent, adjective
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Other Words From

  • calo·rescent adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of calorescence1

1855–65; < Latin calor heat + -escence

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