luminesce

[ loo-muh-nes ]
/ ˌlu məˈnɛs /

verb (used without object), lu·mi·nesced, lu·mi·nesc·ing.

to exhibit luminescence.

Origin of luminesce

First recorded in 1895–1900; back formation from luminescent
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for luminesce

British Dictionary definitions for luminesce

luminesce
/ (ˌluːmɪˈnɛs) /

verb

(intr) to exhibit luminescence

Word Origin for luminesce

back formation from luminescent
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012