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fluorescent

[ floo-res-uhnt, flaw-, floh- ]
/ flʊˈrɛs ənt, flɔ-, floʊ- /
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adjective
possessing the property of fluorescence; exhibiting fluorescence.
strikingly bright, vivid, or glowing: plastic toys in fluorescent colors.
noun
a lighting fixture that utilizes afluorescent 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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