verb (used without object), phos·pho·resced, phos·pho·resc·ing.
Examples from the Web for phosphoresce
Its dead color brightens considerably under the molecular impact, but I am now convinced it does not phosphoresce.
There is, however, another possible way how a conductor might at least appear to phosphoresce.
But from numerous experiments I find that bodies will phosphoresce in actual contact with the negative pole.
I took a screen made of zincblende, which will phosphoresce when the emanations of radium fall upon it.The Life Radiant|Lilian Whiting
Some substances also, which fluoresce at ordinary temperatures, will phosphoresce at low temperatures.The Nature of Animal Light|E. Newton Harvey