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fluoresce

[ floo-res, flaw-, floh- ]
/ flʊˈrɛs, flɔ-, floʊ- /
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verb (used without object), fluo·resced, fluo·resc·ing.

to exhibit fluorescence.

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Origin of fluoresce

First recorded in 1870–75; back formation from fluorescence

OTHER WORDS FROM fluoresce

fluo·resc·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for fluoresce

fluoresce
/ (ˌflʊəˈrɛs) /

verb

(intr) to exhibit fluorescence

Word Origin for fluoresce

C19: back formation from fluorescence
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