- possessing the property of fluorescence; exhibiting fluorescence.
- strikingly bright, vivid, or glowing: plastic toys in fluorescent colors.
- a lighting fixture that utilizes a fluorescent lamp.
Origin of fluorescent
Related Words for fluorescentsunny, bright, shiny, luminous, rich, enlightening, polished, clear, glowing, glossy, shining, burnished, fluorescent, flashing, illuminated, ablaze, brilliant, cloudless, lambent, lustrous
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Contemporary Examples of fluorescent
And then there's a brief flash of a sultry brunette, topless, alongside a fluorescent crucifix.Sasha Grey on Her Secret ‘True Detective’ Cameo, ‘Open Windows,’ and the Duke Porn Star Backlash
March 12, 2014
One of his favorite hacks is to put on the fluorescent vest of a maintenance worker.Urban Explorers Face Sewage, Rats, Vertigo, Claustrophobia and Cops
October 5, 2013
A series of fluorescent lights flickered on, and there was the entire collection before us.Prabal Gurung Spring Summer 2014: Electric Feel
September 7, 2013
The Daily Pic: Fluorescent tubes as plain-Jane art supplies.Dan Flavin Enlightened Us
February 28, 2013
The one entitled “The Fluorescent Jacket” was a finalist for the Sunday Times Short Story Award.This Week’s Hot Reads: July 16, 2012
July 16, 2012
Historical Examples of fluorescent
All of the cabin lights were off except for the fluorescent glow of the instruments.
There maybe could be a box of instruments there with fluorescent dials.
The use of the fluorescent screen, too, has been greatly extended.
On the fluorescent screens all curves The Brain described had dropped to the bottom.The Brain
This is caused by fluorescent light generated in the eye itself.Six Lectures on Light
- exhibiting or having the property of fluorescence
Word Origin and History for fluorescent
1853, from fluor- + -escent (see fluorescence). The fluorescent electric lamp patent was applied for in 1896 by U.S. inventor Thomas A. Edison, but such lights were rare before 1938.