phosphoresce

[ fos-fuh-res ]
/ ˌfɒs fəˈrɛs /

verb (used without object), phos·pho·resced, phos·pho·resc·ing.

to be luminous without sensible heat, as phosphorus.

Nearby words

  1. phosphor,
  2. phosphor bronze,
  3. phosphor-,
  4. phosphorate,
  5. phosphore,
  6. phosphorescence,
  7. phosphorescent,
  8. phosphoreted,
  9. phosphoriboisomerase,
  10. phosphoric

Origin of phosphoresce

First recorded in 1785–95; phosphor(us) + -esce

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British Dictionary definitions for phosphoresce

phosphoresce

/ (ˌfɒsfəˈrɛs) /

verb

(intr) to exhibit phosphorescence
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