fluorescent

[ floo-res-uh nt, flaw-, floh- ]
/ flʊˈrɛs ənt, flɔ-, floʊ- /

adjective

possessing the property of fluorescence; exhibiting fluorescence.
strikingly bright, vivid, or glowing: plastic toys in fluorescent colors.

noun

a lighting fixture that utilizes a fluorescent lamp.

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Origin of fluorescent

First recorded in 1850–55; fluor- + -escent

OTHER WORDS FROM fluorescent

non·fluo·res·cent, adjectiveun·fluo·res·cent, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH fluorescent

fluorescent fluoridation fluoride
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British Dictionary definitions for fluorescent

fluorescent
/ (ˌflʊəˈrɛsənt) /

adjective

exhibiting or having the property of fluorescence
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